Having worked for many years within in the mental health field in both the Public and Voluntary sector, I have worked with a wide array of clients and clinicians which has broadened my understanding of the impact of mild to moderate mental illness on both the mind and body. My approach is intuitive, interactive and engaging, which I believe enhances the therapeutic relationship, Therapy is a 2 way process that involves both participants to work together as a catalyst for change whether large or small.
My psycho - therapeutic journey has led me along many paths - Local community services, local government, MIND, Primary and Secondary NHS Care, Change, Grow, Live, Age UK, and various other agencies that have enabled me to work in a very organic, non - judgmental way, addressing patterns, negative thoughts and behaviours that have hindered fulfilment both personally and professionally.
At present I am developing my skills yet further in the area of EMDR to help those who have experienced trauma, and work closely with Employee Assistance programme providers to help and support emergency service staff. I identify strategic methods to cope with the challenges of employment In addition to any personal stressors such as, anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, relationship difficulties, loss and grief and family breakdown both past and present. In much of my work I have found that low self esteem, confidence, lack of self work and value has the core of the issues presented in the therapy room
To address this psychological cycle I use motivational interviewing techniques, highlighting obstacles from the past and work on realistic short and long term aims, goals and objectives to create and sustain a more rewarding future. This approach also allows me to use specific CBT techniques to build greater resilience and empowerment for the client.
I am fully insured and BACP accredited. I am currently registered with the following Medical Insurance providers - Cigna, BUPA and Care First
Weekly and fortnightly sessions available
The number of sessions offered is based on my initial assessment with you and can be reviewed on a regular basis.
Payments are made in advance by bank transfer only