Finding a good balance has never been more important as we continue to live through such challenging times. Developing more resilience; feeling more grounded; creating healthy work/life boundaries and strengthening our connections with others are crucial for reducing anxiety or feelings of despair or depression.
I have 20 years of therapeutic experience, within an NHS setting, various organisations and now in private practice. I work with individuals (18yrs+) and couples and specialise in relationship with Self and others, anxiety, depression, loss, trauma. This list is not exhaustive though, as I work with whatever you need to bring.
I would say I am an humanitarian at heart and have a particular interest in how each of us finds meaning in our experience of life. I see wellbeing as holistic and encourage it's development at every level - emotional, physical, spiritual and mental.
With this in mind, I offer an integrative approach, combining different modalities such as person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, transpersonal (spiritual/existential), creative arts, embodied psychotherapy and family systemic therapies. You are a unique individual and we will work with whatever you bring, in a way that feels right for you.
Prior to my psychotherapy training, I worked in the private sector for many years, within a learning and development setting where I provided coaching and performance feedback for employees. I also provide supervision for other therapists.
At the moment, all sessions are via Zoom. Having never worked online prior to the pandemic, I have found it to be a surprisingly effective alternative to face-to-face. I'm aware it may not suit everyone, but if you are considering therapy at the moment, I would encourage you to give it a try.
I am also currently developing a walking therapy approach; harnessing the healing power of the natural world.
Ten years ago, I began writing poetry and have found it a wonderful outlet for expressing my emotions. I have since published two poetry books and continue to write poems all the time. I have worked with lots of people who have found their own voice, in their own way, and learnt to express whatever it is they needed to say. Photography is also a passion of mine and I am hugely influenced by the natural world.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to their Code of Ethics.
Professional memberships & Qualifications
Registered member MBACP (Accred) - since 2009
BA (Hons) Degree in Humanities
Higher Education Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Person-Centred & Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Therapy
Certificate in Creative Arts Therapy
Certificate In Family Life in the Therapeutic Space
OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision