Many clients come to work with me at a time in their lives when they feel stuck because of major loss, realisation they suffered adverse childhood experiences, or have experienced a significant life transition.
When we feel this way, our family and friends may not know what to say or how to help us and this, in turn, can add to our sense of disconnect not only from ourselves, but from others and from our surroundings. This can be a painful and lonely place, but you do not have to go it alone.
I work with people who are recognising they:
- lived through adverse childhood experiences
- experienced traumatic life events
- are experiencing signficant life transitions
- feel grief and loss for any reason
I am optimistic and hopeful, and I fundamentally believe that positive change can occur and that you have the power within to heal you. Together we will work to find your answers. I am here to listen with strength and tenderness to your story and to support you in this journey.
I know that positive change can occur because I have my own adverse childhood experiences and traumatic life events that I have worked through in therapy. I have found my voice, my story and my way to live in the world. I have faith that you can do this too.
I am not here to tell you what to think, what to say, how to feel or to fix you. I do not assume that your experiences are like mine or anyone elses. You are unique and your experiences are unique too. I am here to create a safe and confidential space so you can:
look deeply within yourself and begin to share your story
learn to find the true you
make sense of your life
You have within you the answers and the solutions to all of this; I am here to help you find them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my training at Metanoia Institute and qualified with a Masters in Person-Centred Psychotherapy.
I have over 10 years' experience of working with adults and older adults helping them to find a way of feeling more at ease with their circumstances. And, coming from a background in financial services I understand the pressure, stress and demands the environment places on individuals.
As well as running a private practice, I volunteer at a local NHS bereavement service.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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