I am a versatile therapist and work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s (both adults and young people) who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties, including; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders, pathological gambling, sex and love addiction, co-dependency, alcohol, drugs, and other process addictions in private practice, higher education and within inpatient and secondary treatment settings.
I draw on a variety of approaches in my work. My aim is to facilitate and support clients to move towards greater self awareness and through this process deepen their sense of connection to both themselves and others. To develop an insight and understanding of their defensive and protective patterns so that they can move towards a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Some of the approaches I draw on include; somatic experiencing and sensorimotor psychotherapy to support clients to bring awareness to the sensations in the body and to access the nervous system and the bodies natural healing powers to resolve trauma and other stress related disorders. I also have a particular interest and experience of working with internal family systems therapy. Internal family systems therapy works on supporting the relationship between the "self" and the parts that make up the self- allowing us to work with protective patterns which have built up over time in response to trauma.
The core values of the person centered approach underpin all my work. I believe, whole heartedly that when provided with a safe and facilitative environment individuals are able to move towards empowerment, fulfillment and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
I have proven experience of working with clients from wide demographic and cultural back grounds. I am creative empathetic and non-judgmental, dedicated to ensuring ethical and reflective practice. I am collaborative, versatile, and conscientious, committed to meeting the unique needs of every individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 1 Certificate Course – Creative Connections – 2021- ongoing
Introduction to expressive arts therapy – Creative Connections – 2021
Somatic Experiencing, Level 2 - SOS Internationale – 2021 - ongoing
Somatic Experiencing, Level 1 - SOS Internationale - 2020 - 2021
Foundation in Dance Movement Psychotherapy - Goldsmiths University - 2020-2021
Somatic Experiencing Introduction - SOS Internationale - 2020
Internal Family Systems Module 1 (level 1) - IFS UK – 2020- 2021
Internal Family Systems Introduction - IFS UK - 2020
Introductory workshop - The focusing institute - Dr. Greg Madison - 2019
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - Carolyn Spring - 2019
Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Workshop - Deb Dana - Khiron House, Oxfordshire - 2019
Master Practitioner Training in Eating Disorders and Obesity - National Centre for Eating Disorders, London - 2019
Compassionate Inquiry - Gabor Mate. 2018.
Developing Effective Group Facilitation - Gestalt Centre - 2018.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Are you experiencing:
-Low self esteem and confidence?
-Feelings of hopelessness/ despair?
-A general feeling of dis-ease
-Or perhaps you are unable to define or cateogorise your difficulty and challenge
If so, counselling may be for you.
Counselling offers you the space to explore your feelings, thoughts, emotions and situation in a safe, non-judgmental, confidential and compassionate space. Through a mutually respective relationship you have the opportunity to heal, transform and grow in the direction of greater self understanding and fulfillment.
30 minute initial assessment during which you will have time to discuss your needs -
Individual one-to-one sessions of 50 minutes duration - £60 per session
Payment is by cheque or cash at the beginning of each session or by bank transfer prior to the session. Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable however clients are kindly requested to give a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid the fees for the session being chargeable
Please contact me If you would like to arrange a, no obligation, initial assessment.
I truly care for each of my client's and I feel passionately that within every individual resides a wisdom and unique potential. That when provided with a nurturing and facilitative environment, individuals can begin to uncover and realise their own strength, possibilities and move towards a more fulfilling life