Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
NCFED Certificate in Obesity Skills (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
Accredited Member of the BACP
An Accredited Member of the BACP, I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor.
I offer both short and long-term therapy to individuals and my intention is to help you to find a way forward whatever your issues may be. You will be able to talk about anything in a confidential space, knowing that I will not be judging or criticising you. I am a friendly, calm and warm person.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means that I can adapt my way of working to meet your needs, timeframe and personality. I aim to create a supportive environment through which you can make sense of your circumstances and think about new perspectives and solutions.
I always work within a person-centred framework but my way of working may also include psychodynamic understanding if it is useful for you to look at your past and understand where patterns of behaviour first started. Sometimes it will be helpful to use creative methods in order to help you to talk about what is going on. I also bring the Compassion Focused approach, which understands that we all have tricky brains and uses imagery exercises as a way of sitting with uncomfortable emotions and feelings.
I feel fortunate to have worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and with a range of issues. I have particular experience in working with people dealing with stress, panic and anxiety, anger, bereavement and loss, rape, childhood abuse, depression and low self-esteem. I have worked in universities and higher education for over 10 years and have an in-depth understanding of the pressures both staff and students are facing. I enjoy working with students, including mature students, and have valued the opportunity of accompanying them through an important time of transition.
I look forward to hearing from you.