(aka) The Cottage
Rear Of 65, Load Street
145 Lower Howsell Road
07792 004459 / 07792 004459
I am able to offer counselling and psychotherapy to include generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, panic disorder, depression, phobias, family issues, feeling sad, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, seasonal affective disorder (sad), post natal depression, addiction(s), abuse, child related issues, bereavement, low self-esteem, alcoholism, emotional abuse, low self-confidence, anger management, sexual abuse, stress
eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, gambling, sex problems, separation anxiety, childhood bullying, childhood bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd), hoarding, trauma, loneliness, anorexia nervosa,
binge-eating disorder, suicidal thoughts, work-related stress, physical abuse, gender dysphoria, self-harm, career, sexuality, attachment disorder, dissociation, chronic fatigue syndrome/me, body dysmorphic disorder, infertility, bullying, cancer, disabilities, passive aggressive behaviour, adoption, abortion, carer support, domestic violence, miscarriage,
I offer face to face, one to one work and also work with couples which might include mothers and daughters.
I trained in EMDR and brainspotting, emotional freedom technique, behavioural family therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy (light), and coaching amongst other approaches.
I am a transactional analysis psychotherapist and I specialise in trauma, both single and multiple traumas, historical and current, and PTSD.
I have worked in the NHS since 1992 both in mental and physical health. I am also trained in occupational therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Current employment includes:
Short term counselling in GP surgeries with issues such as:
- Undiagnosed PTSD
- Trauma both current and historical
- Work life balance
- Self criticism
- Working with life transitions including bereavement
- Loss of relationships and roles
- Coming to terms with the loss of children
- Coming to terms with the difficulties of children born with complex needs
- Explaining PTSD, psycho education of common symptoms of mental health issues.
21/02/2000 – 01/10/2015: Psychotherapist working in a county wide complex trauma clinic using EMDR and also working in a community mental health team as a community occupational therapist.
15/11/2000 – 2003: Part time working in a therapeutic community.
31/12/1997 – 31/03/2000: Working age adults with severe and enduring mental health illness.
30/06/1997 – 30/11/1997: Working in the community with older age adults with complex mental and physical health needs.
25/10/1995 - 23/08/1996: Employed by “Keep Able” to advise on retail equipment for disabled people.
30/04/1995 – 30/06/1997: Working in a hospital with older age adults suffering from dementia and functional mental illness, on long stay and assessment wards.
30/04/1994: Working in hospital with older age adults with physical illnesses and mental health needs.
31/10/1993 – 28/02/1994: Working on a hospital ward for older age adults with neurological illnesses.
31/05/1993 - 31/10/1993: Working in a day centre for adults with learning disabilities.
30/09/1992 - 30/04/1993: Working in a day hospital for older age adults with physical and mental health need.
1982 to 1988: Various posts in private industry e.g. assistant manageress in greetings card shop, motorcycle parts sales assistant, lawn mower spares parts assistant, secretary of a car club, cashier in Tesco’s, sales assistant on diary provisions fridges in Tesco.
Psychotherapy Sept 91-06 Pass Masters 2006
Eye Movement Jan 2003 Pass Level I 2003
EMDR July 2003 Pass Level II 2003
EMDR Accreditation July 2009 Pass Accreditation 2009
Emotional Freedom June 2010 Pass Level I and II 2010
Brain spotting June 2013 Pass Level I 2013
COT Accreditation of November Pass Accredited 2014
“Integrating EMDR into TA Psychotherapy”. Transactions Spring 2006 p26-29
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood trauma including bullying
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£60 per session which may be negotiable depending on circumstances.
a session may run for between an hour and an hour and a half compared to other therapists who may run a 50 minute session.
I aspire to offer recovery in the shortest possible time.
Following a long history of childhood trauma and subsequent recovery, I embarked on training as a psychotherapist to endeavour to be able to pass on my experiences and also add corrective experiences. Having had emotional abuse from some individuals in the helping professions, I always work to offer an equal therapeutic relationship with a patient as opposed to one in which the professional dominates.
my hobbies include crafting, pets, reading, meeting friends and riding motorcycles.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening and weekend appointments as well as day time. I also work in Worcester from the Barbourne Therapy Centre
Types of client