MY BACKGROUND AND ACCREDITATIONS
I am a Counselling Psychologist and a trained Addictions Counsellor. I have over 10 years of study, research and clinical experience behind me, within the NHS, charity and private sector.
I am chartered and registered with numerous bodies, including the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC – PYL35396), BACP and the British Psychological Society.
My work is dedicated to promoting healthy psychological wellbeing. All to often we can feel overwhelmed by challenges in our lives that impact our professional or personal relationships and instead of talking and finding solutions to these difficulties we isolate or avoid our fears. Unfortunately, this approach means that issues are left unresolved and can thus manifest in psychological and physical symptoms. Though it can be difficult to make that decision to begin psychotherapy, I have found that those who have sought my help and guidance have achieved positive results.
In December 2020, myself and Mick Cooper, published an extensive journal that highlights the helpful and unhelpful processes in psychological therapy for female substance abusers.
MY MOTIVATIONS TO HELPING YOU
My clients are central to my work, and my motivation to practice was born out of my desire to help people feel more fulfilled and empowered in their lives. I adopt an integrative approach and can accommodate specific needs. Embracing Psychodynamic, CBT and person centered models, I tailor my therapy to fit a clients individual needs.
MY TAILORED APPROACH TO COUNSELLING
I place an emphasis on working collaboratively and feel the most important part of psychological therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. This has to be underpinned by trust, safety and confidentiality adhering to the code of ethics set by the British Psychological Society. I strongly value discretion and privacy and work with individuals across the lifespan. As well as 1-1 sessions I have conducted family therapy and I am currently undergoing further training to work with kids and adolescents.