Qualifications

MSc (Merit) in Person Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling, Registered Mental Health Nurse, Professional Workplace Mediator, Foundation in Systemic Family Therapy, Foundation in Group work Psychotherapy.

Therapeutic Approach

Experiential, Pluralistic, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP, UKCP (Accred.)

Years practicing

5 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Cultural identity, Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, ADHD, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Grief, Sexual identity, Loss, Self-esteem, Trauma.

Special interest areas

Having worked as a psychiatric nurse for 28 years in substance misuse, I have significant experience of mental health problems in general, and dependence problems in particular. Furthermore, I have also accrued post-qualification experience in time limited staff support counselling, and therefore have a good working knowledge of workplace-based problems, and how they interact with personal issues. In addition, I have worked with a number of students on difficulties that arise on their courses, both at under- and post-graduate level. These have included anxiety, social anxiety, loneliness, perfectionism and imposter syndrome..

Personal Statement

I aim to create a therapy that is tailored according to your individual needs, and which places you at the centre. This enables us to locate your strengths, resources, resilience and authentic identity. I will also aim to adapt the mode and direction of therapy in response to the spoken and unspoken feedback I receive within our contact. Added to this, I may sometimes point you towards resources, strategies and alternative approaches if my assessment is that they may help you meet your needs. All this is located within a relationship which puts empathy, compassion and genuineness at its core, and offers you the space you merit and deserve, and takes into account your wider network of relationships.