A therapeutic process that is co created and collaborative can have a profound and lasting impact on how we perceive our self, and on how we make choices in life, by asking ourselves the most important questions : what matters to us, and what helps us feel well?
I have spent 20 years working within the arts, education and community contexts with a variety of people from many different walks of life. I have learned that people have an innate capacity for finding resources for healing and well being, even in the most difficult circumstances. I believe that developing a kind relationship with our body as well as our thoughts is a vital part of how we take care of ourselves. How skilled we are at managing various symptoms of anxiety, panic ,stress, or addiction is often based on how much awareness we have of our body/mind.
I am an experienced HCPC & MBACP accredited psychotherapist. I work in private practice and in different capacities in the NHS. I specialise in working with Anxiety, Addiction and Depression. I am passionate about my work with older people, those with early diagnosis of dementia, or life changing physical illness. The work focuses on supporting people to develop the skills of trusting the body, by learning to befriend the difficult sensations as well as trusting the good that is inherent.
I am currently training in Somatic Experiencing which combines neuroscience and body oriented psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
(Dip) Therapeutic Application of the Arts, MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.
Currently Training as Somatic experiencing Trauma Therapist
I specialise in working with people who are experiencing the following difficulties:
Symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, and emotional upheaval,
Issues related to sexuality and gender identity specifically people who identify/ or coming to identify as LGBTQI.
Older Adults and those with health related issues, dementia or physical degenerative illnesses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Sliding scale policy to low income clients-
more information on request.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client