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I am an experienced therapist working with adults, couples and families in the Salisbury area and across the UK online. I offer both short term counselling and longer term/open ended therapy adjusting to your needs and preferences. The therapeutic relationship is key to your outcome and the work that we will do together aims to develop personal awareness, effect healing and to enable healthy change in your life.
Life can often get complicated or feel more challenging at times and having an opportunity to talk in a confidential and accepting environment can help you to find resolution. I can help and support you with a wide range of issues such as loss, relationships, self-esteem, personal development, depression, stress and anxiety. My specialist area is in working with families and individuals affected by addiction. Sessions provided for those affected by someone else's substance use will also include a psychoeducation element.
My approach has been influenced by a range of models of counselling. I began from a psychodynamic base, which seeks to explore the influence of early experience on present day life. Additional training in Attachment Theory (an understanding of early development), Family Systemic Theory (how we adapt and change to the environments we live in) and Transactional Analysis (exploring the dynamics between people), Polyvagal Theory (understanding the role of our nervous systems, mind and body connection), have enriched and developed my practice.
I also train new counsellors with Redlands Counselling, which continues to inform my work with clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling adults for 20 years since completing my original Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Following this training I have also completed a Foundation in Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 1, Transactional Analysis TA101. I have considerable experience in working with individuals and families affected by another's substance use (including alcohol) through my long term work at Action on Addiction. I am a trauma informed therapist with experience of working with Developmental Trauma.
I also trained in counselling children and young people ( based in the theories of Attachment and Gestalt) and worked within a primary school setting for five years. I am currently training as a supervisor, aiming to use my experience to support other counsellors.
Through my work I have also developed therapeutic programmes and workshops for both clients and professionals and I am an accredited and experienced trainer. I currently teach for Redlands, training new counsellors under the CPCAB qualification system.
My first career was in dance and theatre, which has also informed my approach, particularly now with the inclusion of Polyvagal Theory into my practice and working with a mind / body approach.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling/Therapy - My fees are £55 per session for individuals and £80 for couples.
When I work
I offer a range of times for clients.
I am now including walking sessions into my practice.