I have practised since 2005, with substantial experience in the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. I am fully insured and work within the BACP Ethical Framework, which ensures safe, confidential and competent practice.
As I believe that mind and body are closely connected I work with the whole person, paying attention to ways mind, body and spirit interact with each other, and what they may be trying to tell us.
Although my primary approach is psychodynamic I've also trained in Person Centred counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, brief therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) so my practice draws on all of these. I will work with you to find what's most helpful for you.
What is psychodynamic therapy?
Psychodynamic therapy aims to help bring about lasting change by seeking understanding and the underlying meaning of symptoms, relating styles and behaviour patterns. Within the context of the counsellor-client setting, it focuses on your early and current life and relationships, shedding light on the connections and repetitions between past and present. It pays attention to the unconscious, including memories and dreams, to make sense of experience which may have been outside your awareness but which has powerfully affected you.
Areas of experience
I can help with the following:
I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to help you get a sense of the work and to help you decide whether this could be helpful for you - call me to arrange (07896 268349).
Registered with Counselling Directory