I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist /Arts Psychotherapist working in both London and Cambridgeshire. I work with adults on a one to one basis, both short and long term and offer a safe, non-judgmental space for self-exploration and understanding of the issues brought to the therapeutic relationship.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:
- relationship/family issues
- work related issues
- physical and sexual abuse
- anxiety and loss.
I am aware that for human beings there is a shared need for connection and I consider the relational aspect of therapy important to the work towards bringing meaning and understanding to a life shaped by nature, nurture and the environment.
You carry your own unique story, that which shapes your way of being in the world. You may presently be facing life challenges, difficult to discuss and complex to unravel. You may wish to get to know the different aspects of yourself more closely and completely. Whatever brings you to therapy, as an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a range of theories and techniques as well as holding a rich tool kit of arts based interventions.
Use of the arts, including art, music, dreams, movement and metaphor often allows the emergence of deep insight and provides a voice when words cannot be found. If you choose to use the arts no creative experience is necessary.
I have worked in the NHS and currently I work in the charitable sector and in private practice.
I have an interest and work inclusively with ethnic and cultural difference, age, genders, and sexual orientation.
I am a mindfulness practitioner and I incorporate mindfulness techniques into my therapy work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Educational and Therapeutic use of the Arts and a practitioner certificate in the .B mindfulness programme. I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
I have received specific training to work with trauma and can offer the CATT trauma protocol. I am currently studying 'Intensive training in treating dissociative disorders' with Kathy Steele.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
SE1 (London Bridge)
£50-£75 for a 50 minute session.
PE6 (Market Deeping)
£50 (concessions available)
Introductory Session £20
I see clients in private practise both in London SE1 and in Market Deeping, Cambridgeshire.