I am a Creative Psychotherapist with a broad range of experiences and therapeutic tools to draw from, depending on the needs of the client. I am currently working predominantly online, but I am starting to offer face to face sessions.
I am a Dramatherapist working with children and adults with a range of complex challenges. My role as a therapist is to enable the people, I am working with to realise that they are the expert in their own situation, and that using our skills together they are able to develop a way forward. Dramatherapy offers an alternative route to psychological support. I am able to suggest creative interventions, to support the safe understanding and exploration of a client's needs.
EMDR sessions can be face to face or online. EMDR can be helpful for trauma, anxiety, grief, addiction and other complex mental health life and mental health challenges.
I have been offering psychoeducation sessions to families since January 2020. These are blocks of 6 (£180) and focus on the psychology of meltdowns, or 'flipping the lid'. triggers, de-escalation and coping strategies. These psychoeducation blocks can be themed depending on the needs of the child/family.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters in Dramatherapy – Creative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) – with 5 years’ post qualification experience as a Dramatherapist in several diverse clinical settings. I am a registered Dramatherapist with the HCPC and with the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth).
I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist working face to face, or online. EMDR can be utilised with both adult and child clients with a range of mental health challenges and diagnoses.
I engage in regular CPD specific to my modality and client groups I am working with to maintain not only professional registrations, but also my own high expectations of my professional performance, knowledge and understanding.
I have significant experience of working with both children and adults, within the NHS, schools, NGO and within my own private practice.
I am specifically interested how early trauma can affect child and adult development. In my practice I have conducted research on the effects of abuse in Erikson’s Psychosocial stages of child development on subsequent adult pathologies.
I have recent training on safeguarding, working therapeutically - online, supporting autistic clients and attachment theory.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR £50 (per session)
Dramatherapy £40 (per session)
Psychoeducation (£180 block of 6)