Qualifications

MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative

Membership body

BACP, UKCP (Accred.)

Years practicing

7 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Stress, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Loss, Relationships, Self-esteem, Trauma.

Special interest areas

Building resilience; the nature and challenges of change; trauma, narrative, recovery and the body; creativity and survival; relationships (with self and others); personal growth/self development..

Personal Statement

I have successfully worked with over 200 adult clients with a broad range of presenting issues in several different settings- a volunteer counselling organisation, a registered charity, two university counselling services and a local IAPT service. Those with whom I have worked frequently remarked that they found me down-to-earth, easy to talk to, perceptive and supportive and many reported finding our sessions more productive and impactful than their previous experiences of talking therapy.

 

My therapeutic approach is both intuitive and analytical in nature and consists of the following core components:  

INTEGRATIVE: I utilise theories and strategies from different psychotherapeutic traditions (Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Person Centred) to create a customised approach tailored to each client’s specific therapeutic needs.

RELATIONAL: I believe that our early experiences of connection establish a blueprint for our later life relationships with self and others and I regard the therapeutic relationship as a powerful medium for healthy growth and change.

PROCESS-ORIENTED: I assist clients to identify patterns within their longstanding ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. This serves to bring unconscious processes into awareness, empowering clients to become more choiceful about using them, going forwards.

 

If we decide to work together I will endeavour to enable you to feel heard, seen, and supported as we explore issues of your choosing and reflect on any additional material which emerges. You may have a specific goal in mind or prefer to take a more exploratory approach. You might choose to revisit past events or to concentrate on what is happening in your life currently. Short-term/time-limited counselling may appeal to you or you may be seeking longer-term or open-ended psychotherapy. These are all options which I am happy to discuss.

 

I encourage you to book an introductory meeting with me to give you a better sense of whether my way of working would be a good fit for you.

 

I generally offer appointments between 5pm-9pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you wish to make a booking between these hours but are unable to select your preferred time by clicking the 'Book Session' button below or if you would like to discuss the possibility of booking a session on a different day or at a different time, please get in touch with me via email.