I completed my professional training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute (SPTI) in Nottingham with a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, from the University of Birmingham. I work with clients 18+ with a wide range of issue in a variety of settings.
I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and work within the ethical guidelines of UKCP and SPTI.
I offer you a safe supportive therapeutic space to bring the aspects of yourself you feel no longer able to share with others for fear of being judged, rejected, misunderstood or worry about being ‘a burden’.
I offer both long and short-term therapy. My primary objective in providing long-term psychotherapy is to support those clients who wish to explore challenging, difficult and ‘enduring’ issues in depth and to facilitate greater understanding and awareness of possible links to emotions, feelings and behaviour. This is an open-ended contract and we agree when to end.
If you are new to therapy I also provide brief time-limited interventions to look at a particular issue. If you have had counselling in the NHS and have additional needs or would like to do some further exploration around the same presenting issue please do get in touch.
I have a special interest in working with ‘older’ clients facing transition and change eg adjusting to retirement; the loss of a partner; coming to terms with ageing and or ill-health.
I have extensive experience of delivering short-term focused therapy and work for an NHS IAPT Service (improving access to psychological therapies) and with clients referred through Employment Assisted Programmes (EAP). I also work as a locum student counsellor in Higher Education.
With 16 years experience of working in a context that has recently undergone huge organisational restructuring, I am particularly interested in supporting clients who have been emotionally impacted by workplace changes.
My training as an integrative psychotherapist was fundamentally based on psychodynamic and humanistic principles. This developmental-relational approach respects clients’ unique way of being and I am pleased to say is not a ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to understanding human pain and distress.
Within clinical practice my approach I may integrate principles from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Neuroscience research on Attachment and Trauma, Transactional Analysis, Humanistic Person-Centred theories and work with techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy and compassion focused therapy, amongst others. I am also mindful of clients’ spiritual and transpersonal beliefs.