Qualifications

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents

Therapeutic Approach

Psychodynamic

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

12 years

Issues worked with

Anxiety, Loneliness, Rape/sexual assault, Chronic illness, Disordered eating, Relationships, Sexual matters, Schizophrenia, Trauma, Insomnia, Sexual identity, ADHD, Phobias, Parenting, Addiction, Bipolar, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Anger, Physical health, Depression, Stress, Personality disorders, Suicidal thoughts, Self-esteem, Gender identity, Bullying, OCD, PTSD, Abuse, Self-harm, Bereavement, Spirituality, Autism spectrum disorder.

Special interest areas

I specialise in working with children and adolescents.

Personal Statement

My training was psychodynamic, which means looking at the often unconscious processes that can make life difficult as they make themselves felt. I look at the way relationships with the self and with others can develop, often following patterns set in childhood - sometimes in difficult, unhelpful or dysfunctional ways.

 

I work collaboratively, either long or shorter term, depending on the client’s requirements. I will adapt the focus and goals depending on the contract that is agreed. Clients can expect warmth, empathy and kindness, and a great deal of interest in all aspects of their lives. I hope to offer a safe space to talk about what needs to be discussed, but also enough challenge to create necessary changes as we progress.