I am an integrative counsellor, which means I have a wide range of training and skills to help you which are adaptable according to your own personal communication style, needs and problems. I work from a person-centred base, which means that I go with what you are ready for and want to get out of therapy. For example CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness approaches.
I worked for 11 years as a counsellor in NHS Primary Care mental health where I offered integrative therapy across the full range of common mental health problems: anxiety; depression; stress; postnatal depression; abuse; adjusting to disability; difficulty with life transitions such as retirement; grief and loss, sleep problems and relationship problems.
I specialise in the impact of chronic physical health problems on mental health and have published a book on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. If you have a chronic physical condition such as arthritis, epilepsy, an injury that has changed your physical capability, or chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, you may be struggling to cope with the frustration, anxiety, low mood and uncertainty you experience.
See my website for more on how I work, and articles on the interactions between mental health and physical health and living well with chronic conditions.
This premises in South Liverpool is on Ullet Road near the junction with Smithdown Road, about a mile from the end of the M62 and 1.5 miles from Wavertree Technolgy Park Train station. It is on the following bus routes: 60, 75, 76, 80, 80A and just rou
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Training and qualifications
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression Accredited Practitioner, IPT UK, 2013.
Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) University of Wales, Bangor, 2006.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 2) University of Manchester, 2004.
Master’s Degree in Counselling Liverpool John Moores University, 2000.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Liverpool John Moores University, 1998.
B.A. Honours Degree (2:1) English & Psychology University of Liverpool, 1995.