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MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling

About me

"It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" (D.W. Winnicott)

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor offering confidential treatment in Stratford Upon Avon.

I offer a relationally warm therapeutic presence and would describe my style as attuned, responsive and supportive.

I understand, respect and embrace peoples individuality and uniqueness, therefore i take special care in offering individualised treatment to meet the needs of each client.

I work from a relational framework as i understand the need for relationships as a primary motivation and drive in human beings.

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge in treating various addictions and understand addiction to be a self destructive strategy that is often used to medicate, manage, sooth, comfort and anaesthetise deeper Relational/Developmental issues.

I have worked in many well respected Residential Treatment Programmes both in the UK and overseas where i have held numerous Senior positions.

I work with a wide range of emotional, psychological and relational problems and offer a confidential, safe and supportive environment to discuss and explore personal issues.

I am experienced and skilled in working with various presentations of trauma and offer a clinically effective and ethical approach when working with the integration of past traumatic experiences.

I integrate a body focused approach into my practice as i understand trauma to be an embodied process where past traumatic events can often be experienced for years as distressing physiological symptoms. Therefore working with the embodied physiological symptoms of trauma is essential in moving towards the integration of past traumatic experiences and in healing past relational wounds.

I work with a wide range of presenting problems including:

  • Trauma.
  • PTSD.
  • Attachment Disorders.
  • Personality Disorders.
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Addiction (s).
  • Alcoholism.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
  • Anxiety Disorders.
  • Panic Attacks.
  • Stress.
  • Burnout.
  • Depression.
  • Grief & Loss.
  • Relationship Difficulties.
  • Personal Development.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FDSc Addictions Counselling:             University of Bath (CATS)
  • BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling:     University of Bath (CATS)
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy:       Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Addictions Counselling
  • Addictions Treatment
  • Alcoholism Treatment
  • Sober Escort
  • Sober Companion
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Rehab Advice
  • Referral to Residential Treatment
  • Aftercare services
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

When I work

Weekdays (Day & Evening) Weekends (Day & Evening)

Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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