I am an integrative therapist able to use a range of therapeutic interventions drawn from the humanistic, psychoanalytic and CBT traditions. This means I draw on the interventions that I think will be most helpful for each client that I see.
Sometimes I help people to look at the relationship between their current troubles and their past experience in order to gain insight into and overcome unhelpful emotional patterns they have developed.
Sometimes I work mostly in the present moment, helping people to delve deeply into their feelings right now about themselves and others in order to find more fulfilling ways of living. Usually, the sessions will revolve around my client talking about the problems that are most urgent to them, but if it seems useful, we may work together in other ways too. For example, we may use mindfulness, or explore dreams.
If you are thinking of working with me, you should know that my goal would be to welcome the whole of you - even the bits you are frightened or ashamed of - into the therapy room, so that these parts of yourself can be explored in a safe space.
We would take this work at a pace that was comfortable for you. Exploring these areas is never easy; but my experience is that greater confidence and vitality result - and new ways forward in life can be discovered that were previously unimaginable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with more than 10 years experience.
I have worked with people experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, work, relationship problems and many other issues.
I have experience working with people long-term, for a year or longer, and also more short-term interventions of 6 - 12 weeks.
I have worked in the NHS and also for local charities.
I am also a clinical supervisor for other therapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 an hour. I am available Monday afternoon and evening, Wednesday morning and evening, Thursday day time and Friday afternoons.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for appointments between 9 and 8 Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative, UKCP qualified supervisor, with over 10 years experience as a psychotherapist and five providing Supervision. I run supervision groups for two local mental health charities, and also run a small private practice.View supervision profile