I am able to provide sessions face to face, by telephone or by Skype. I can offer flexible sessions to fit around your work and family commitments. How ever we meet for sessions, I will work with you to build a trusting, open and supportive relationship, and give you space to feel heard as we work together towards your goals.
My approach is integrative and psychodynamic, which means that I am able to integrate various different approaches, tools and techniques to suit your issues and preferred ways of working. I believe that experiencing warmth, empathy and openness can help people heal, grow and develop in the ways that are best for them, to tune into inner resources, overcome challenges and identify and realise life aspirations. You can find out more about my perspective on mental health and wellbeing via my LinkedIn and Facebook pages where I regularly publish current articles and research and invite discussion of mental heath and well-being, and provide links to free resources for improving heath and happiness.
Though most of us struggle with life somewhere along the way, I understand that it can take tremendous courage to decide to seek help, and to invest the time and energy to try to make changes. Whether you choose to work with me or not, I wish you well and hope your journey honours and fulfils your needs.
My training, qualifications, affiliations & experience
British Psychological Society member (MBPsS)
Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP) member
P.Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited)
EMDR practitioner training (training EMDR Europe accredited)
Accreditation in Clinical Supervision CSAccred (ACC) (meeting BPS Training Standards)
PhD Identity and Epistemology
BSc (hons.) Psychology, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited
Dip. Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga
I am committed to continuing professional development. My recent trainings and professional development courses include Vipassana, Couples Therapy, Trauma Release, Safeguarding, Holotropics, Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing and Supporting Couples as Parents.
Finding the right therapist or coach is really important and I offer a free initial phone consultation to give you an opportunity to find out how we might work together.
As a member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My coaching work conforms to the AICTP's code of ethics. I have worked with adults and young people in a variety of organisations, as well as private practice, and I lead and supervise a network for volunteer coaches. I also currently lead the psychotherapy service for a private fostering centre in Kent. I am also a lecturer and supervisor on the University of East London's P.Dip/MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy courses.