I'm a qualified and experienced psychotherapist with an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute. I am a registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics. This means that I work within strict professional guidelines and am fully insured.
As well as working in private practice my clinical experience over the last 10 years has included working as a bereavement counsellor in an NHS Hospice Bereavement Service.
We are all different and as an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a range of approaches which I adjust to your needs. My model uses ideas from humanistic, psychodynamic and relational theory. I believe that the development of a trusting relationship between the client and therapist is central to therapeutic work and I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to work with me.
I will work collaboratively with you which means we will often use what happens in the therapy room to explore the issues you are struggling with in your own life. I may challenge you compassionately at times but will work at a pace which you can manage. Together we can tease out problematic ways of thinking about yourself and others which may have contributed to your difficulties. While therapy cannot change the past, the process of sharing your thoughts can enable you to take on different perspectives, helping you to explore a greater range of possibilities with which to move forward.
Depending on your reasons for coming to therapy we may work together for a short period or over a longer term and this is something we can negotiate together.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
Anxiety and Stress
Dealing with change
Mental health issues
Confidence and Self Esteem
I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with a broad range of people from a range of ages, sexualities, and cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.