Qualifications

Doctor of Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Therapeutic Approach

Coaching, Solution Focused, CBT, Person-centred

Membership body

BABCP (Accred.), BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

15 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Personality disorders, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

I have particular experience amongst children and adolescents, having worked in education (schools, colleges and further education) as a therapist, supervisor and Director / Head of Wellbeing.

Personal Statement

I am trained in a number of evidence-based models, specifically Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), Person-Centred Counselling and Coaching Psychologist. CBT and Coaching Psychology can help clients by highlighting the links between thoughts, feelings (emotions and physiology) and behaviours, in the hope that they will ultimately be able to ‘become their own therapist’. Person-centred counselling offers clients a non-judgemental, trustworthy, empathic and congruent relationship where the client is deeply listened to and better able to thus ‘hear’ themselves and make more informed choices in their lives. 

Deep down clients know what hurts and what they want to change. My role is to provide a trustworthy, non-judgemental, and empathic professional relationship and utilise my psychotherapeutic skills and experience to collaboratively work towards positive change.