I offer one to one therapy sessions and couples counselling. I can be flexible providing evening and Saturday sessions.
I undertake an assessment to begin with to establish whether we can work together and usually agree a period of time to work together with a review date.
I have worked as a therapist for 27 yrs in a variety of settings both privately and for charities mainly dealing with addiction and the triggers which often underpin this. I am experienced in working with the 12 step recovery model.
I work with childhood trauma including sexual abuse which often results in a number of secondary issues such as depression, anxiety and feelings of loss.
I offer a safe tranquil place to stop, take stock, reset and look ahead towards the changes you want to make.
I am also an EMDR practitioner for those suffering from PTSD/Trauma
Training, qualifications & experience
My background has been 27yrs working in the addiction field. I have worked with a wide variety of underlying issues such as anxiety, depression sexual abuse and trauma which often underpin or trigger the use of substances including alcohol.
I am trained to level 2 practitioner level in EMDR for trauma and have had many years of training in all the mainstream therapies such as CBT Psycho-dynamic and person centred.
I trained in psychotherapy in the early 90s through the priory Group and went on to facilitate family therapy.
I prefer to describe my self as integrative in my approach ensuring all clients have a taylor-made experience with the appropriate effective therapy matched to their needs.
Registered / Accredited
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Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 for 50 minutes for one to one therapy
£70 per session for couples