A bit about me ...
In addition to being a qualified professional psychotherapist, I have personally experienced many aspects of life, including a painful divorce. I understand how daunting it is to share intimate personal details. As a result, I have huge respect for everyone I work with and celebrate their braveness in facing their demons and moving forward to make changes in their lives.
Rather than focus on one particular method, I am an 'integrative counselling psychotherapist'; I draw on a number of approaches which unfold organically during my sessions with each individual.
Outcomes rely on the secure relationship built up during therapy. I like to work with warmth, humour and empathy, which people tell me puts them at ease. They find that being in a non-judgmental, safe environment helps them explore their issues and concerns more easily.
As a member of the National Counselling Society and the British Psychological Society, I work within stringent ethical frameworks. I am also a tutor in counselling psychotherapy, teaching to advance diploma level in higher education institutions.
Qualifications and accreditations:
BSc Hons (psychology).
MEd (psychology of education).
Advance Diploma (counselling psychotherapy).
Post Graduate Certificate in working with children and young people.
Member of the National Counselling Society.
Member of the British Psychology Society
Member of the Professional Standards Authority.