I have a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am a Registered Member of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy - the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists.
I combine a number of styles of psychotherapy including, gestalt, Jungian, neuroscience, developmental, psychodynamic, relational and family-systems approaches to help understand your experience from a range of perspectives.
I have been practising meditation for over 25 years. I integrate mindfulness into our work to help you connect more fully with yourself and so develop greater awareness of who you are and what’s calling for your attention.
I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues including, depression, bullying, workplace conflict, low self-esteem, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, anger, substance misuse, childhood sexual abuse (including incest) bereavement, relationship difficulties, boundary difficulties, shame, midlife crisis and spiritual crisis.
I also have over 6 years experience of working in substance misuse services in the NHS and with private clients and have supported people struggling with compulsive and addictive behaviours. For many people with compulsive behaviour their lives have become increasingly unmanageable through the pursuit of trying to fix painful feelings, unwanted thoughts or memories. For some people the use of an addictions recovery programme in conjunction with therapy can provide a powerful healing combination. For others simply meeting with someone who understands their struggles without judging can begin the healing process. By exploring the feelings and emotions that drive your addiction you can learn to work more effectively with your cravings, break the cycle of dependency and lead a more rewarding life.