I have worked in mental health services, voluntary and statutory as a counsellor and therapist with children and young people, families, parents and professionals for 22 years. I understand that anyone can experience challenging times and struggle with difficult feelings and I offer my services as a space to think together, as a way to try and make sense of the emotions and manage some of the feelings in order to cope better with life. As a Psychodynamic Therapist I explore the place of the problem in relation to the past as well as present and offer a relational approach that means we enter into a joint exploration of the issue, I do not provide a program for recovery but a trusted confidential therapeutic space.
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including recovery from trauma and all forms of abuse. I have worked with people who have experienced difficult feelings such as stress, anxiety, depression and with people who have problems associated with loss or change (e.g. bereavements, separation or divorce). I often work with parents and infants and I have extensive experience of the challenges of adolescence, working with young people directly or families.
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy with Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy, London and a Masters in Psychoanalytic Therapeutic work with Children and Young People with Human Development Scotland and The University of Strathclyde. I have also completed levels 1 & 2 of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am on the BACP Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Registration number 007938) and I work in accordance with their codes of practice.