Somerleigh Gate

07528178048 / 07528178048

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Somerleigh Gate

07528178048 / 07528178048

About me

There are times in life when we may face situations that that feel stressful, confusing and overwhelming. Often we can bear these difficulties and get through them alone or with the help of family and friends. There are times however, when it may lead to more long term distress and manifest into psychological conditions like Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress. These illnesses can affect the ability to cope and to feel at ease.
One of the most common symptoms of psychological distress is that it can make the sufferer feel isolated and alone. Often those close to you may find it difficult to understand and how to help. It is not uncommon that this can then lead to relationship difficulties. Attending for individual therapy can be an opportunity to explore, understand and work through psychological difficulties in a safe and supportive way.

Therapy is a collaborative process and together we can identify the problems and agree the issues to be worked through. During the process of therapy we can explore the underlying causes and gain understanding on how these are contributing to your current distress. The models of therapy I am trained in are aimed at understanding how earlier events and relationships(often from childhood) underly these experiences. Cognitive Analytic Therapy is normally between 8-24 sessions(typically 16) and Psychodynamic is more open ended. The location of the rooms I practice from all have parking nearby.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have practiced as a therapist for over 20 years. I have also developed and managed several therapy services in the UK and internationally.

As well as my private practice I work part time for the NHS providing individual high intensity therapy to adult clients with severe and complex mental health problems. During my career I have gained considerable experience working with clients with the whole spectrum of psychological problems as well as existential struggles.

My last management position was as the Therapy Services Manager for one of the Priory Group Hospitals for 7 years. I have also developed and managed several abstinence based treatment programmes for clients and their families suffering from alcohol and drug dependency.

My core therapy training is in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling. I am also trained in the treatment of PTSD and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. I am also a qualified RMN.

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My fees are based on a sliding scale dependent on annual salary.

Maps & Directions

Dorchester, DT1 1TL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults