I can offer you a warm and confidential space to talk about anything you feel has come your way that is blocking you from living the life you want.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I am interested in building an honest relationship with you exploring unhelpful patterns of relating, thinking, and behaving that stop you from enjoying your life.
I can offer you long - and short - term therapy sessions either in my consulting room or online via Zoom/Skype, depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have more than 20 years of experience of working with people from all walks of life in different mental health settings. I have experience in working with a range of difficulties and mental health issues, such as abuse, ADHD, anxiety, autism*, bereavement, depression, family - and relationship issues, feeling different, feeling sad, identity crises, loneliness, personality disorders, PTSD, self-harm, separation and issues around sexuality.
I originally trained as a Dance and Movement Therapist (BA), working mainly with children young people and their families. After this I specialised in autism (MA) and trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, working with adults only.
I view autism as a cognitive difference and not as a mental health issue. However, often people on the autism spectrum suffer with mental health issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The first session is more of an explorative session in which I can answer any questions you may have, and we can get to know each other a little bit. It is also a space for both of us to consider whether I am the right therapist for you.
The first session can be either a face to face or an online appointment.