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Working with Panic and Anxiety

About me

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I provide a safe and supportive environment that is confidential and welcoming. I realise that it is a very courageous decision to access therapy and that we may not know what to expect. With this in mind I work hard to make my client's feel comfortable and fully supported with a gentle and encouraging approach.

I have practised as a Psychotherapist for 26 years and have worked with a broad range of clients and in a variety of settings that include: private practice, hospitals, end of life care, prisons and education. I am qualified to doctoral level as an Integrative therapist and my client work draws on Solution Focused, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural approaches.

What to expect in your first session

At the very beginning of therapy the early sessions will have a focus on you helping me to gain insight into your current life situation so that we can discern what your goals are and how we can potentially work towards them so that at the end of therapy you feel in a more comfortable and manageable place.

What do clients bring to therapy?

The client difficulties that I have worked with over my years in practice include: General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks, providing support for clients experiencing periods of depression and desperation, traumatic life events and changes, bereavement and loss and relationship difficulties.

I hold a specialised Post Graduate Diploma in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have worked with clients to help them gently process the trauma that they have experienced.

I firmly believe that the client / therapist relationship is of key importance for therapy to be successful and to that end the client will find in me personal characteristics such as concern, genuineness and empathy.

I am happy to work both short and long term with clients and the client is in control at all times with regard to how they wish for their therapy to progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the years of training as an Integrative Therapist I have qualified to work in the following modalities: Person-Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

  • 2.1 (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy - 1989
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling Practice - 1995
  • Post Graduate Diploma Post Traumatic Stress Counselling - 1996
  • MA Counselling Practice - 1998
  • PhD Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2010

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

My Fees for a 1 hour single client session are : £50

I am happy to discuss fees for other therapeutic services that I offer such as organisational work.

When I work

I am very flexible with my availability and can see clients weekday evenings and weekend day time.

University Of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1GB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

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