AdvDip Integrative Humanistic Counselling, FdA Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychodynamic, Attachment, Person-centred, Gestalt, CBT, Mindfulness
Issues worked with
Depression, Anxiety, Rape/sexual assault, Addiction, Relationships, Self-esteem, Bereavement, Sexual abuse, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Sexual matters, Loss, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Drugs, Abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sex, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders.
Special interest areas
I have experience with depression and anxiety in adults and how these can impact everyday life. Addiction is also an area of expertise and how this affects relationships.
I use Psychodynamic theory to set a platform which helps me to draw on the relational aspects of my clients, then I will bring in elements of Humanistic integrative theory, including Transactional Analysis and Person Centred, to help my client to connect with their emotions and to develop autonomy within the therapeutic relationship.
I find it useful to use Object Relations when working with clients on a long term basis and particularly useful to look at earlier attachments - from what clients say, how they say things. I find it useful to notice what is said or unsaid. By using Transactional Analysis, I find it useful to look at a how a client’s script has been formed, and how these script decisions made in childhood are played out into adulthood as script beliefs. Drawing on psychosexual theory and the Homeodynamic model helps me to identify client’s sexual and relational experiences and where any anxiety or defence may be held