Are you experiencing relationship difficulties, stress at work, feelings of anxiety or depression; do problems sometimes feel overwhelming or you've noticed you make the same mistakes again and again...
I believe counselling can help to increase our understanding of ourselves, our thoughts and feelings so that we are more able to make healthy decisions, be aware of our options in life, work and relationships so that we are able to be true to ourselves in living a happier, healthier life.
I provide safe, confidential, non-judgemental therapy in partnership with clients; working together within the therapeutic relationship to achieve an agreed outcome or goal.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I work within a Person Centred framework using a combination of different approaches, skills and techniques dependant on individual need.
I offer individual, face to face therapy in safe, friendly, confidential and comfortable environments.
I offer both long and short term therapy and am flexible re availability to be discussed at the initial consultation.
I have worked in the NHS in a variety of roles for many years.
My work as a Psychotherapist has been in private practice as well as the NHS Adult Mental Health Services in Primary Care settings and the last 5 years within IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy)
I am an accredited EMDR Practitioner . EMDR is a very effective modality in the treatment of trauma from single event eg : car crash to the treatment of physical/sexual abuse /PTSD/Complex PTSD - whatever is found to be distressing. It has many uses eg anxiety, phobias and performance anxiety as well as Attachment Focussed issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy
- Certificate in TA Transactional Analysis 101.
- Certificate in Supervision
- EMDR Practitioner
- Attachment Focussed EMDR
- Registered General Nurse
- Certified Midwife
- Health Visitor Certificate
- Certificate in Abortion Care
- ENB Family Planning in Society
- Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
My background is one of working in the NHS in a variety of roles over many years as well as in private practice which has given me insight into the stresses and common mental health problems that may present and how to manage them in a healthy way.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP ;
a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College
Accredited member of EMDR Europe,UK & Ireland.
I abide by and work within the boundaries of the Ethical Principals and Code of Professional Conduct and the Complaints and Conduct Process of the UKCP as well as EMDR, UK & Europe.
- I have current, enhanced CRB clearance.
- I have current professional indemnity insurance.
- I am a BUPA recognised therapist
- EAP therapist
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£65.00 per hour for Psychotherapy.
£80.00 per hour for EMDR.
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. It is an innovative clinical treatment which has successfully helped millions of people and is now recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
EMDR can accelerate therapy by resolving the impact of past traumas allowing you to live more fully in the present. It is not an appropriate therapy for everyone and therefore an initial consultation is required re suitability.
During treatment you will remain in control, fully alert and wide awake. Reprocessing is usually experienced as something that happens spontaneously, new connections, insights happen naturally from within; the therapist supports and facilitates your own self healing.
The sessions can be 60-90 minutes.
In addition to its use for treating PTSD it has been successfully used to treat: anxiety and panic attacks, depression, stress, phobias, complicated grief, self esteem, performance anxiety as well as Attachment Focussed issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
daytime or evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|