Life can be dark and confusing at times, and right now it has been a long year in a pandemic, so it is understandable to feel lonely, low, scared or hopeless.
Whatever our reason for going to therapy, it’s about having someone listen; to our fears, anxieties, losses and, our hopes and joys to be heard.
I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore these difficulties and gain a deeper understanding and connection to yourself. Alongside a talking therapy space I also offer creative psychotherapy.
I am a poet, I am bilingual, and I am dyslexic – So I have an ambivalent relationship with words when it comes to my own self-expression. What I love about creative work is there doesn’t have to be a focus on what we say. We can express ourselves non-verbally, or in metaphors, and then find the words.
My love of words, as a poet, however, is very at home in the Email Counselling I offer.
I have gained other training through the years and have a bit of a blended approach as a practitioner but mostly my approach is staying connected to the human I am with, and the human experiences we explore in the therapy space.
Individual Dramatherapy/Creative Psychotherapy/Counselling
Ongoing regular therapy which allows for you to develop self-understanding in a safe space over a period of time. This can be short term or longer term.
Solution Focused Therapy Sessions
Solution focused therapy is a conversation that is future-thinking; helping you visualise a detailed picture of what you want your future to look like in order to move forward.
I offer one-off solution-focused sessions with follow-on sessions arranged as needed, on an ad-hoc basis.
Email counselling is the exchange of therapeutic emails. You can take your time to read and write emails during periods that suit you.
Group dramatherapy runs at various points throughout the year on and offline
Workshops run at various points throughout the year on and offline
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is as a Dramatherapist and more recently in Solution Focused Therapy and I have just completed my Certified Cyber Therapist training. I have extensive experience in domestic abuse and sexual assault and trained as an IDSVA (Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate). I have experience working with adults, children, and adolescents, in particular those who struggle with self-harm. I keep up to date with development in psychotherapy through varied and specialist training.
- Advanced Solution Focused Therapy Ongoing
- Certified Cyber Therapist 2021
- Solution Focused Therapy 2020
- Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy (IDSVA) 2019
- Dip PTSD 2017
- MA Dramatherapy 2016
Clinical Experience of working with:
- Sexual assault survivors
- Domestic abuse survivors
- People who self-harm
- Diagnoses of BPD, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, ED, OCD, Bi-polar, Schizophrenia
- Adolescents in an education setting
- Young Carers
- Looked After Children and Care Leavers
- Young Offenders
- People who are Neurodiverse
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Use the Message Me To arrange a session
My standard hourly fee for video-call, telephone and F2F therapy is £50 an hour.
- My fee for a block of 5 emails (5 emails from you with 5 replies from me) is £150.
- A block of 10 emails (10 emails from you with 10 replies from me) is £250.
I have day and evening appointments available for counselling, psychotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
Some weekend availability for Solution Focused Therapy sessions