Psychotherapy helps the person with relationships and other struggles within the self. There are times in life when it can be hard to cope with difficult situations and challenging problems. Psychotherapy can provide a therapeutic encounter where together we can make sense of unwanted feelings and thoughts. Symptoms can be understood as manifestations of distress and their meanings can be explored together with care and respect. The aim is to make life happier, easier to live and invite creativity and growth in the person.
As a group analyst I am mindful of the family, social and environmental context in which an individual is located and I am interested in how their network of relationships has informed who they are and how they experience themselves. Conversation enables connection and the possibility of new thoughts. New thoughts can generate changes in being and behaviour.
Working in a group is often a good way to approach a problem, since group members learn to be themselves with others. The therapy becomes an increasingly articulate expression of feelings and thoughts, which leads to the possibility of intimacy. Group members learn from and help each other. Whilst it may seem daunting initially to be in a group and share, the dividends in terms of learning, connection and belonging are tremendous.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst and Group Analytic Supervisor. I have worked for 30 years in the NHS offering psychotherapy to people with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating-disorders, relationship problems, personality difficulties, trauma and general unhappiness. I have worked with both individuals and group and offered supervision to colleagues and consultancy to organisations. I have recently retired from my role as the Manager/Senior Clinician for a personality disorder service to devote myself entirely to my private practice.
I have published a number of articles and book chapters and regularly offer training to other professionals and colleagues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £60 for a fifty minute hour for therapy.
I charge £25 per 1.5 hr group psychotherapy payable one month in advance.
I offer a comfortable and conducive environment, free from noise and interruption where it is possible to safely engage in a therapeutic relationship.
Please telephone for a chat or email to arrange a meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have many years of experience offering supervision to individuals and groups within the NHS, charities and privately.