UKCP Reg Psychotherapist, Supervisor & ACTO Reg Cyber Therapist
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Many of us find therapy helpful when our usual coping strategies for managing distress or unhappiness are no longer working. This may come about by experiencing a crisis such as a period of depression or anxiety, a bereavement, when a relationship ends or when we experience change that is difficult to manage; alternatively it can be when we feel a general sense of not getting what we need out of life. I believe therapy facilitates us to become aware of what happens for us when we are struggling which in turn enables us to identify what helps or detracts us from getting what we need to thrive. Once we are aware of, and understand what we do, we can explore alternatives in order to deal with our difficulties more effectively.
I am an accredited and experienced UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist / Supervisor and a trained Cyber Therapist having initially trained as an Art Therapist. I have had a private practice based in Chorlton, South Manchester since 1995. I work alongside the Codes of Ethics and Practice of UKCP, GPTI and ACTO.
I currently offer therapy and supervision on line using the Zoom platform.
I have been qualified as a therapist since 1991 and have worked in a variety of settings which include: adult and adolescent mental health services; a sexual abuse consultancy working with adults, adolescents and children as well as in a University providing and developing a therapy service for staff. I am now working solely as an independent practitioner providing psychotherapy and supervision.
I work in a non directive manner from a humanist perspective, and am committed to engaging fully in the relationship from a supportive, respectful, challenging and non judgmental place.
I believe my task as a therapist is to engage with you in order to understand what happens for you, to challenge fixed self beliefs and processes as well as provide support, challenge and encouragement.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Psychotherapy
PG Dip Art Therapy
PG Cert Supervision
Cert Cyber Therapy
Supervising Member of Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (GPTI)
UK Council of Psychotherapy Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Association of Counselling & Therapy Online Registered Cyber Therapist
I have written on several issues including self harm, shame, suicide and work related issues.
I have been working as a therapist since 1991.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a lot of experience in working with trauma, sexual abuse, shame, anxiety and depression.
Psychotherapy for individuals £55
I do offer some concessionary spaces, though they are often in high demand. Please contact me to discuss.
When I work
I am work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday days as well as Tuesday evenings. Availability of sessions will vary.
I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice.
Lesbian & gay friendly service.