The Journey travelled
B.A. (Hons) Philosophy/Psychology: University of Leicester, 1983
Advanced Diploma Humanistic Counselling and Supervision: University of Roehampton (Distinction), 1993
Diploma Eating Disorders: British Psychological Society, 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Approaches to working with People with Learning Disabilities: Middlesex University, 2002
Diploma Integrative Counselling: NCFE, 2003
Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision). 2017
I have been trained to use a number of therapeutic techniques which compliment an Integrative Therapeutic style of working. These include: Trauma informed Counselling, Lifespan Integration Level1, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Havening, Rewind for trauma, Mindfulness (Breathworks Champion).
Areas of Specialism:
Abuse, ADHD, Aids/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism/Aspergers Syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer,
Child related Issues, Cultural Issues, Depression, Disability, Eating Disorders, Health related Issues, Identity Issues, Loss, Obsessions,
Phobias, PTSD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Service Veterans, Sex Related Issues, Sexuality, Spirituality,
Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Related Issues.
I understand that beginning therapy can be anxiety provoking for people. I am a warm, compassionate and gentle practitioner. Colleagues and clients confirm that these qualities enable freedom of expression and enhance my therapeutic approach. I have extensive experience in offering Psychotherapy and Counselling and work using Integrative theoretical principles and skills. This approach has enabled me to use a number of psychotherapeutic tools. Working predominantly with both Humanistic and Psychodynamic theoretical principles, I have also been trained in a number of other therapeutic modalities in order to heal trauma.
Seeking a Therapist can be difficult for people because of the volume and variety of therapy being offered. I have 16 years of experience working as a Specialist Counsellor for a Neurodevelopmental Service (NHS). This along with my private practise over a period of 23 years has given me a solid, broad insight in to ways of meeting the psychological and emotional needs of individuals using the varied skills attained from working in intensive situations. Above all I have learned that the human approach is the most important quality a Therapist has and makes the difference between short term and desired long term outcomes. I therefore offer an individualised approach, centred on holistic growth and development.