I have been involved in therapeutic work with adults and children for over 20 years.
Personal life experiences have taught me a deeper understanding of how childhood experiences impact on our adult lives and my interest in how people relate to each other, how implicit messages are conveyed and the outcomes or response they elicit developed as my knowledge, both academic and experiential of narcissistic personality traits increased. I now offer a specialised service to clients who have experienced relationship abuse with a narcissistic personality type.
Before training in counselling I worked as a therapeutic foster carer looking after children from newborn up to 16 years and also provided support to parents with children who presented with challenging behaviour, developmental delays and anxiety. Over these years I developed an understanding of trauma and attachment and I continue to add to my knowledge.
I now work as a trauma and attachment informed therapist integrating different modalities to suit the individual. I offer a client focused method tailored to suit the individual and their needs including WALKEASE which is a unique approach taking therapy out of the therapy room and into the open air. Read more here to see if this might approach to therapy suit you: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/have-you-heard-about-walk-talk-therapy
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Integrated Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Cruse Bereavement Training
- Mindfulness for Anxiety & Depression
- Personality & Personality Disorders
- EFT Level 2 Attendance
- Certificate in Therapeutic Fostering
- Life Story Work for children
- Group Therapy
- Working with Distressed and Suicidal clients
- Working with Trauma
I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, PTSD, complicated grief, those who have experienced childhood neglect & abuse or relationship abuse - especially where narcissistic traits of the partner have contributed to the relationship problems.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation - £25
£45/hour under 18 years
I offer reduced fees in special circumstances. Please contact me to discuss.
Concessions offered for
I understand that a part of domestic abuse includes restrictions on financial freedom - so I offer a different fee system if this is relevant to your circumstances.