As an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, I offer you a safe, confidential and caring space in which to explore the issues that you want to bring. I am primarily interested in how I can help you to identify your strengths and apply these creatively in your life.
I am committed to engaging whole heartedly with your therapeutic journey, bringing a sense of curiosity, humour and compassion. I am open to exploring how the interruptions and disturbances in childhood impact on our adult life, whilst keeping focused on finding solutions in the here and now.
In particular, I am committed to exploring the mind - body - nature - disconnect and how this is often at the heart of other presenting issues.
I work with a broad spectrum of presenting issues, from not feeling part of life, to exploring deep seated grief and bereavement, facing all aspects of trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety as well as relationship and intimacy issues.
I have extensive experience of working with addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol dependency and eating disorders and the impact these issues have on personal relationships and family.
I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS and private sector organizations. I am registered with the UKCP.
I am happy to work with you on a short term as well as long term basis.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Institute for Therapy and Education : MA, Dip, UKCP registered Integrative Art Psychotherapist.
The theoretical influences that inform my clinical work include self-psychology, Gestalt, Jungian psychology, object relations theory, attachment theory and psycho-dynamic perspectives.
I also work within the practices of CBT and Mindfulness models as an affective therapeutic tool.
I have extensive training and experience of working therapeutically with the arts in a wide context of creative and artistic mediums and applications - such as creative journaling, sandtray therapy and nature based therapy.
I have many years experience of working with art therapy trainees.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
In all circumstances I am happy to discuss affordability issues and offer a sliding scale that meets with your income.
In particular, I offer low cost therapy to key workers who are currenlty dealing with the Covid 19 crisis.
Individual fee - £70.00
Trainees and Students - 65.00
I can offer both weekday, evening and weekend appointments - both online and via telephone.