Qualifications

PG Dip Integrative Counselling, CBT Certificate (BPS approved) for Children & Young People, Certificate in Couples & Relationships Therapy

Therapeutic Approach

TA, CBT, Integrative, Psychodynamic

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

8 years

Issues worked with

Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Drugs, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Alcohol, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Disordered eating, Parenting, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

My specialism is Transactional Analysis (or TA). This is a form of therapy whereby I work with my clients to help them understand their behaviors and where these come from and most importantly how to change them.

Personal Statement

I am currently undertaking my training towards becoming a Psychologist and am completing my Masters in Psychology. From here I will undertake my Doctorate in this area. I currently work as a clinical supervisor to other therapists and counselors which provides me with a varied and in depth view of the issues patients face day to day and how to best support them.   I am keen researcher into the personality and have several papers on the subject. I am also currently undertaking research in the personality of men namely in how we are understood. 

As a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered member with the Institute of Personal and Development I am well placed to support individuals on their style, approach and development in the workplace as well as support them with workplace issues such as bullying and managing difficult relationships. 

When working with client issues my specialist interests and work is with trauma, addiction and the impact this has on ones ability to function in what I call “everyday life”. I have trained in trauma stabilisation and work with an area termed as “parts” This is unique to each of our personalities and helps me to give clients the methods to fully understand what part they are being dominated by and works to release this.

As a family therapist I run clinics for couples and families struggling to communicate.

You can find more information on my personal website: www.lifeinaction.co.uk