My therapeutic approach is derived from Attachment Theory and other relational theories. This approach places primary importance on a warm empathic relationship and the creation of a secure base as a lever of therapeutic change.
It is within this relationship of mutual trust that healing of early experiences of misattunement, abuse, trauma and loss can take place.
It is through the building of this trust that an intersubjective dialogue can develop and it is within this non-judgmental relationship that difficulties can be held and understood. This includes a consciousness of the impact of power issues on the relationship.
I have over twenty years therapeutic experience. My practice is underpinned by values of anti-racism, diversity and inclusion. It is informed by contemporary gay affirmative feminist, including transgender perspectives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. UKCP Registered
I qualified at The Bowlby Centre in 2002 where I am an accredited Training Therapist.
I have a number of years experience as a therapist at Women and Health which is a voluntary sector organisation offering low cost Counselling and Psychotherapy to women in the community.
I have worked with Confer for over 18 years. Confer offers Lectures and Conferences to the wider therapeutic community on cutting edge clinical and theoretical approaches. My therapeutic knowledge has been enriched by my involvement with Confer over the years.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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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