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.
Experiential, Pluralistic, Person-centred
BACP, UKCP (Accred.)
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Cultural identity, Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Depression, Sexual identity, Trauma, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Spirituality/Religion, Confidence/Self-esteem, Family issues/relationships.
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..
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.