I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I am accredited by both the UKCP and BACP.
I began my personal and professional development in counselling and psychotherapy in the late 1980s and I trained at Spectrum, a centre for humanistic psychology. Beginning with a certificate in Counselling skills I went on to graduate with a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy and accredit with both the BACP and UKCP. I have been practicing as a psychotherapist and counsellor since 2006.
I have also worked in IT and Senior Management in the NHS, the BBC and Siemens. I halve also worked in the third sector. I have managed organisational change and I am very interested in working with people who may be experiencing redundancy or difficulties at work such as confidence, anxiety or self-esteem issues.
In more recent years I have explored more about anger and I am part of the ‘Working with Anger’ team at Spectrum. As I understand more about anger and how we can use this emotion to support ourselves so I have become more curious about shame and guilt and how these emotions can get in our own way.
And so my curiosity deepens my experience as a psychotherapist and my work.
My approach to working is integrative. By that I mean I draw upon a number of principals and theories and I will be guided by what you are wanting from therapy and how our work progresses.
I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship can support us to engage in our own self-awareness and gain more clarity.
When we are clear how we form ourselves in our relationships with individuals, families, employment or stages of our lives, we understand more vividly our own patterns. This helps us to make the changes we seek to live more satisfying lives.
By using a number of therapeutic approaches to offer individuals a varied and personal way of exploring your issues.
I charge £70 per session. Sessions last 50 minutes.
I am a psychotherapist because…
I was interested in becoming a psychotherapist because I was curious about therapy and how it worked.
It was in my own personal therapy, with my therapist working alongside me, that I became more able and willing to notice myself, my experiences and what I wanted for myself.
My dissatisfaction with the profession I was in was initially confusing because on one level I loved being part of the industry I was in and the people I worked with, my dissatisfaction came from not feeling part of the conversation there. It was me who was changing and rather than ignore my new emerging needs I explored them.
I was then able to make changes to achieve what I really wanted and to feel more satisfied.
One of those changes was to train as a psychotherapist as my curiosity grew into a deepening interest in the practice of psychotherapy.
I am in on-going professional development and supervision at Spectrum.
Code of Ethics: I abide by the UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct and the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
|Spectrum Diploma in Humanistic Psychology|
|Post Graduate Psychotherapy|
|Certificate in Counselling Skills (OCR)|
|Working with Anger|
|Working with Shame|
|Working with Survivors of Childhod Sexual Abuse|
|Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Sexuality Programme|
|Developing Clinical Skills|
|Gestalt Theory and Practice|
|Persecutor, rescuer, Leveller|
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