Areas of particular interest:
Anxiety; Bereavement & loss; Stress management & relaxation; Assertiveness training; Spirituality; Couples counselling; Psychosexual counselling; Kink aware counselling; Depression; Self-esteem & confidence;
I have over 25 years experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist in an NHS general medical practice, various voluntary agencies and also in private practice. I also offer clinical supervision in my private practice. I have encountered a wide range of problems and have worked with clients from a diversity of backgrounds. I have a particular interest in gender and sexuality diversity and have done extra training & development in this area. I am on the approved list of counsellors for Gendered Intelligence, an organisation aiming to increase understanding of trans, gender diverse and questioning people. All my work is supported by regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP registered psychotherapist
MA (Gestalt Psychotherapy)
Dip. SPTI (Gestalt)
Person-centred Counselling training
PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate in Education
25+ years experience in private practice, NHS & hospice
Individuals, couples, groups, clinical supervision, consultancy & training
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Conscious living/conscious dying
Concessions offered for
Consultancy & training - on application
Medico-legal - on application
Variable through mon-fri office hours and evenings depending on case load
I enjoy my work immensely and continue to be inspired by the potential for growth that psychotherapy and counselling offers. My work with clients is underpinned by several years of personal counselling as well as many years of practising (and teaching) yoga and meditation. I live in a busy, happy home in the Dales area of Derbyshire with my partner, two teens, dog & three cats. Please refer to my website for further details and call for a no obligation conversation if you would like to explore working with me.