I take an integrative approach to therapy which means that rather than using one particular model, for example cognitive-behavioural therapy, I draw upon a range of models, theories and research. This enables me to tailor your therapy to your specific needs, based upon the goals and aims of therapy we have identified to work on together.
I am also a trained Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner which can be particularly helpful to those people who find themselves a little stuck in the same unhelpful patterns in how they relate to themselves and those around them. Click here if you would like to know more about it.
I am also an EMDR therapist and this model has been found to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma in their lives.
I am a relational psychotherapist with a passion for developing collaborative and respectful relationships with the people I work with, providing a safe space to talk, think and understand. It is really important to me that my work with clients is founded upon the values of compassion, authenticity, curiosity and kindness. I really enjoy meeting individuals who are invested in their therapy as I work alongside them and support them to make the changes they desire while honouring their agency and autonomy in living a life that is of value and has meaning for them.
Some areas of particular interest to me are psychological and relationship difficulties which perhaps have their basis in a persons early relationships and early life experiences. I also have an interest in working with people diagnosed with life limiting and physical illnesses and those who are bereaved.
I undertook my psychotherapy training at Metanoia Institute and am an accredited psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also trained to be a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner with the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). I am also an EMDR therapist. I am bound by the stringent codes of conduct and ethical requirements of these professional organisations. I also hold a BSc Honours in Psychology and a diploma in psychodynamic counselling. I have been working therapeutically for over 10 years within the NHS and local health service with adults across the lifespan.
If you think you could benefit from a course of psychological therapy, please do book yourself in for a free telephone consultation so we can talk through what your options may be.