Hello and welcome to my profile. Thank you for taking the time to read through the information provided for you below which I hope will help you choose a good therapist for yourself.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or lost?
At times we experience painful feelings, suffer from often crippling anxiety and occasionally behave in ways that cause difficulties in our lives. I know from many years of experience that people bravely tend to soldier on hoping things will improve or as often suggested by well meaning friends and family, they should be able to 'pull themselves together'.
Reaching out is a brave thing to do and well done for getting this far. It would be my job to put you at ease and provide a calm, safe space for you to feel confident to talk about your difficulties.
You most probably have a good idea as to what kind of therapist you would like to have and I imagine it would be someone who is experienced and confident in their work, someone who listens to your problems, is supportive, believes in your ability to heal, cheers you on and celebrates success with you. Someone who has your best interest at heart, who can identify your strengths and help you achieve your goals for the future. I believe I am that therapist.
My work experience
I have been a therapist for 20 years mainly working for the NHS. I have recently retired from the NHS where I provided specialist counselling, leadership and supervision to a team of counsellors.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, trauma, relationship / unresolved childhood issues, performance anxiety, eating disorders, phobias and OCD or your suffered a loss you may be interested in the latest cutting edge neurobiologically informed treatment approaches that I use. EMDR anf IFS offer a new way of understanding on how the mind works and can bring about profound changes sometimes in a short period of time.
I am a registered and accredited member of the UK Council & Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am a fully trained and accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) practitioner with EMDR Europe Association. I am also a fully accredited Practitioner with IPT UK and a facilitator and trainer for CBT groups for anxiety and depression and i am an IFS ( Internal Family Systems Therapist ) therapist.
My training as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist enables me to work with people who have relationship difficulties. Once I have a clear understanding what the difficulties are, and if necessary I will invite the partner to attend various session in the hope to provide a safe and respectful way to resolve their issues and conflicts.
What to expect?
My approach is gentle and is primarily geared towards strengthening the healthy well functioning core part of those of you.
I am an integrative therapist and therapy sessions with me involve exploring current difficulties with the aim to improve your quality of life in the here and now. Some times it is important to also look at past experiences to see how they may be linked with current difficulties.
I strongly believe we all have the capacity to overcome life’s difficulties and my therapy style is interactive, engaging and focused without lengthy silences.
You will be able to see me for a length of time that suits you. Some people benefit from just a few sessions, others prefer longer term support. In our early meetings we will discuss your treatment and I hope that I will be able to help you decide what type of therapy might be best for you.
New therapies that may be able to help when others have failed.
I have particular interested in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprossessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Therapy and Sensory Motor Psychotherapy which are emerging modalities at the cutting edge of psychotherapy.
In my career I have worked with people from all walks of life presenting with many different psychological problems and I have successfully worked with.
- Anxiety and worry
- Social anxiety / Eating disorder
- Health anxiety / Phobia / Addiction
- Relationship difficulties
- Adverse Childhood experiences (ACE)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self-esteem issues
- Identity issues
- Gender / fertility and sexuality issues
I will respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. In case I do not respond there must have been some technical difficulties. It is best to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have training and experience of delivering several evidence-based and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended therapies. In particular, I use:
- Dipl. Psycho-dynamic counselling 1997
- Masters in Time Sensitive Psychotherapy 2002 teachings of Systemic Family systems therapy/ CBT / Solution focused therapy/ Cognitive Analytical therapy/ Brief therapy.
- Supervision Training 2009 I supervise the work of other therapists.
- IPT ( Interpersonal Therapy) 2012 to help with relationship problems/ grief and adjustment to life changing events.
- EMDR 2013 Accreditation obtained 2017 for the treatment of trauma and other psychological difficulties where adverse life experiences are the root cause.
- Internal Family Systems Therapist 2018 a new cutting edge therapy suitable for everone.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am is qualified Internal Family Systems Therapist and everyone who comes to see me loves this new cutting edge way of working.
Internal Family Systems Therapy is widely practiced in the US and training is now available also becoming more available in the UK.
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday, 8:00 am - 2:00pm
Alongside my private practice I work as a Trauma Therapist at Beacon House which is a private Trauma Clinic operating out of Cuckfield and Chichester that specialises in adoption and Complex -trauma.
There, I mainly work with clients suffering from complex trauma with symptoms of depression, anxiety, irritability, problems with sleep and amongst other symptoms over or under eating. Many of my clients present with unresolved childhood issues, abuse, or loss of access to their children or suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With those individuals I mainly use EMDR and Internal Family System Therory . It is my pleasiure to introduce clients to a new startling way of viewing humans. Anyone interested in finding out more about IFS please read my article attached.