During Ocvi-19 I am running sessions online via FaceTime or WhatsApp video. I am also setup to use Zoom.
Feeling out of control and overwhelmed? Nobody you talk to seems to understand? Wonder what's going on with yourself? I see this every day, and people all ask the same question: "What is wrong with me?" The answer is nothing is "wrong" and you are not "wrong". Sometimes the way you have coped before may not be useful any longer and you find yourself washed into either a sea of chaos or a desert where you feel stuck. I see therapy as a working relationship between two people, where we seek to achieve stability, flexibility and optimal functioning in your daily living. My office is safe, confidential and comfortable and there are no waiting lists. My experience includes working with anxiety attacks, intrusive thoughts, panic, bereavement, illness, anger, relationship and behaviour issues, assertiveness and conflict handling skills. My clients say that I have excellent listening skills, am warm and friendly, and they appreciate the new skills which are developed in therapy.
I work with a range of strategies and interventions. This means that we may focus on your thoughts (CBT), use a solution-focused strategy, use spider diagrams to map things out, or discover how emotions and the brain work and affect each other. I draw attention to your diet, as in most cases where there are anxiety and depression problems there are also digestive problems.
My career path includes management training, university teaching and psychological testing. While running my own practice, I work with children who experience anxiety and learning difficulties in a primary school. Additionally, I work with students at universities and colleges, where the focus is on modulating anxiety and managing academic life. In the past I have worked in hospices and for Gamcare, the gambling charity.
As an individual, I was born in South Africa and have been living in the UK for 12 years. I am married with three mostly grown up children. We enjoy the British outdoors and walking and discovering new places renews my mind and soul. I have a small dog who believes she is a therapy dog and you may meet her.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Dip. Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
BA (Hons) Psychology
Adv Prof Dip Pscyhotherapeutic Counselling
Professionally trained Psychometrician
NVQ2 in Health and Social Care
Diploma Nutritional Therapy
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for 60 minutes