Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working within NHS, community, voluntary and private sector.
I work with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, phobia, self-esteem, recurrent relationship difficulties, bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I have intensive experience in helping adults who suffered any form of abuse in childhood including physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect.
I offer range of modalities including person-centred counselling, psycho dynamic psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) a powerful and effective psychological treatment for people experiencing psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences , such as assault, road traffic accidents, sexual abuse and neglect. It is also an effective treatment for conditions such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety and other anxiety related disorders.
I offer personal development ,psycho-education and therapy groups. I offer Critical incident debriefing group sessions to those witnessed or experienced traumatic events
I offer short (6-12 weekly sessions) and long (up to 2 years) term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy - Leeds University
- Bsc(Hons) Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Metropolitan University
- EMDR Training - EMDR Europe
- Infant Child Psychotherapy - Anna Freud Centre London
Post-qualification 1995 to present in range of services including voluntary sector and⁷ NHS Primary Care Mental Health.
Critical incident debriefing May 2020- Psychotherapy for Health Care Ltd.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Inter-cultural Therapy
Concessions offered for
- One to one therapy - £45.00 per hour
- EMDR Therapy - £60 per hour
Week days 9.00am-5.00pm, evenings 5.00pm-10.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
As a psychotherapist I aim to help you gain a perspective about whatever is troubling you. Together we identify what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential and what action you need to take to improve your situation.
The service I offer is:
- Tailored to your unique situation
- Respectful of your values
I offer prospective client an Assessment Interview. This gives both of us the opportunity of considering whether we wish to work together. If we decide to work together we would arrange to meet for an agreed number of sessions.
I believe that pain and struggles are part of life, and that's how we learn and grow. I also believe that as a human-being we have innate and enormous capacity to heal and emerge even stronger from such experiences, My role as a therapist is to help my clients to find the courage to face their problems and find ways to deal with them effectively, and set realistic goals to live fulfilled life.