Develop awareness of your choices and your strengths to successfully address the challenges you encounter
At a time of stress, distress or decision, meeting with an impartial professional can provide time and space for you as an individual or couple to think, talk and reflect. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I see it as my role to encourage clients to openly explore their lives, their experiences and their challenges. Understanding what matters to you is my first task as a therapist; to make sense of your experience and help you access the tools with which to live more fully and meaningfully. I offer individual and couple counselling - providing a safe, confidential space where you can talk about your difficulties and concerns. Changing the dynamic by adding an experienced ear can defuse difficult situation, providing a comfortable, safe and confidential arena in which to work things through.
My style is relaxed and warm, attentive to your experiences, emotions and thoughts. The therapeutic process aims to clarify issues central to you in a way that is non-judgmental and down to earth. Together, we will develop a deepening awareness of aspects of your life that you may find problematic or confusing. It is through clarifying anxious and problematic experiences that you to develop a greater understanding of yourself. By attending to your experience you will realise and reconnect with your resources and begin to build on your strengths. Attuning to your emotional awareness will allow you to make better, safer choices and empower you meet the challenges of your life.
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression and relationship issues and specialised training in addictive and compulsive behaviours. I have worked in the NHS, in private sector rehabilitation centres and in the prison service.
Working effectively and ethically is important to me. I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and my work is regularly supervised. I keep up to date with developments in the field, regularly attending courses, workshops and other professional development activities.
- MBACP & UKCP
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
- PGDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Currently completing a Research Dissertation on addictive behaviours for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at Regents College, London.