I practice Transactional Analysis and have many years experience working as a therapist with a broad range of issues and problems, with people from all walks of life, having experience working with young Adults aged 16 plus.
Some people come into therapy not knowing what they want to work with. All they know is they want to feel better. Others may arrive with clear goals in mind but have problems that are blocking their goals.
In my experience counselling and psychotherapy can enable you to;
• Move from a stuck place of depression
• Manage and obtain relief from anxiety and panic
• Improve relationship difficulties
• Heal trauma and reduce stress
• Come to terms with bereavement
• Recover from personal loss
• Develop self-esteem & increased confidence
• Process and heal traumatic distress resulting from childhood experiences
• Have clearer working dynamics/seeking promotion/career change
• Reduce Stress
• Manage personal problems
I would be pleased to discuss any questions you may have - please feel free to contact me by telephone before scheduling an appointment.
My work focuses on improving the relationship and lives people have with themselves, their partners, wider family and working relationships. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to explore if we could form a therapeutic relationship and help you identify what your needs are.
My core training was a four year postgraduate psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis with Physis Training. I was drawn to train in TA because of my personal experience of how clearly its ideas related to my own experience and how creatively it could be used. It provides rich and varied ways of thinking about how we relate to others and ourselves and many tools for exploration and growth.
I am also a registered Sports & Remedial massage therapist with experience of working with the body's natural healing energies. I have a number of tools and techniques I can use together with counselling when appropriate if that is something that interests you.
Training, qualifications & experience
• COSCA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
• Member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
• Member of European Association Transactional Analysis (EATA)
• Member of the Scottish Transactional Analysis Association (STAA)
• I adhere to the COSCA UKATA EATA Code-of-Ethics. Complaints may be made using the COSCA Complaints Procedure and it can be found on www.cosca.org.uk.
I have trained in Transactional Analysis and studied both Relational and Integrative schools of TA. I have my own private practice where I specialise in working with people experiencing emotional and psychological distress.
I am in the advanced stages of training as a Psychotherapist and Transactional Analyst with my work under monthly clinical supervision.
My Continual Personal Development over the past few years has included my interest and dedication in working in groups with my peers/trainers to develop my skills linked to Shame and Resilience in all walks of life as well as working with survivors of sexual abuse.
To keep up to date with developments in TA, I attend Conferences and workshops 2-3 times per year.
I began training as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in 2008 having worked as a Sports Remedial Massage Therapist since 1996.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
First Hourly Introductory Session: £25
Hourly Sessions thereafter: £45
Reduced cost options negotiable for low income clients.
Monday to Friday: 10.30 am to 20.00 pm Saturday: 10.30 am to 13.00 pm