Qualifications

MA Observational Kleinian Psychoanalysis, Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, Certificate in Essential Supervision Skills

Therapeutic Approach

Play, Counselling, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Person-centred, Psychodynamic

Membership body

BACP

Years practicing

25 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Gaming, Anxiety, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Sexual matters, Social anxiety, Loss, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma, Gender identity, Refugees and displacement.

Special interest areas

I have particular experience working with children, young people and families. I Also have particular experience of working with couples Throughout my career as a therapist I have worked with adults, young people and children with many presenting issues. These have included, cultural, gender, race, loss, anxiety, self esteem and many more .

Personal Statement

As a therapist I am warm, real and spontaneous. I engage with my clients emotionally and intellectually and provide them with a non-judgemental and safe space to explore the issues around their lives at their own pace. 

 

As a therapist I will help you to make connections between the past and the present. I will often comment on what happens in the sessions as we talk together. This can help to show how some of the things that you feel, do and say are not driven by your conscious thoughts and feelings, but by unconscious feelings from your past. And if it is happening in the therapy sessions, it will also be happening in your day-to-day life. When you understand these connections better, you can make decisions based on what you want or need now, not what your past experiences drive you to do.