I am a fully qualified and experienced practitioner. In addition to my private practice I have worked in a variety of settings. Having worked as Clinical Lead for a number of years for a psychological service, my experience is vast. I work with individuals, couples and families who are dealing with a range of issues and difficulties. I am an integrative therapist which means I can use a variety of techniques to address issues that you may be experiencing.
My expertise has developed from working within various settings including private practice, the NHS and extensive work with Children Services.
I offer a supportive and solution focused approach based upon an attachment, systemic and cognitive behavioural approach. These approaches can be used individually or can be combined in order to tailor make the most effective therapy approach.
I have worked extensively with both perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse and can offer Domestic Abuse Risk Assessments, Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes and therapeutic support for victims and children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
I work extensively with foster parents and adopters by therapeutically supporting their understanding and parenting of developmentally traumatised children and young people. The focus of this work includes Attachment, PACE and DPP.
I undertake long term Schema Therapy work for the Personality Disordered spectrum.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor to both students and qualified therapists and counsellors.
I also offer consultancy for organisations who are initiating or developing therapy services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to Masters level and achieved a distinction grade in MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited) at the University of Derby. I am also due to commence a doctorate in Psychotherapy.
In addition to this I have undertaken various additional training courses in order to expand and develop my knowledge base.
My experience to date has enabled me to work with a vast range of issues. I also have a particular expertise in domestic abuse, working with both victims (adults and children) and perpetrators, family issues, anxiety and depression and trauma related difficulties.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session for individuals
£50 per session for couples
£50 per session for family consultation
Domestic Abuse Prevention Programmes - please contact for details and fees.
Please do call or email me to discuss your requirements further and to find out if I may be able to help you.