I am a qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive training and experience in a number of different therapeutic approaches. This experience enables me to offer a flexible and responsive approach that can be adapted to changing needs as therapy progresses.
I see children, young people and adults on an individual basis as well as working with couples and families. I have specialist interests in working with relationship difficulties within couples and families including separation and step family issues. I also have extensive experience of work with anxiety, depression, behavioural difficulties and work related stresses.
For me at the centre of any effective therapeutic approach is a clinician’s commitment and ability to create a safe and trusting space from where an individual can feel secure enough to explore the challenges they are facing and to find new ways of negotiating, managing and coping with such challenges.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Family Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) over 10 years ago and subsequently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I have additional training, experience and interest in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). I have worked for many years within the NHS and I have extensive experience of working with children, young people, adults, couples and families across the whole range of life challenges. I have a particular interest and experience in working with anxiety, low mood and depression, work related stress, couples counselling and relationship difficulties, parenting and school related issues.
MSc Family and Systemic Psychotherapy (Institute of Family Therapy/Birkbeck College, London)
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre/University of Oxford)
Association for Family Therapy (AFT)
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
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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