I work with people as individuals. I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, as well as including but not limited to, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues. EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in national and international guidelines including NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and WHO (World Health Organisation). I am also trained in EMDR Feeling State Addiction Protocol, which works by targeting the positive association created between feeling and addiction/ behaviour.
I work with a range of issues- please see below. Sometimes people may struggle to understand why they feel the way they do, and counselling can help to ascertain what is happening, and why, enabling you to move towards a healthier mindset and general wellbeing. Others may have very clear ideas about the cause of, or presenting problem they wish to seek some help and guidance for. I will work with you in a completely non-judgemental and empathic way to help you achieve your goal/s.
The sessions are provided in a safe and confidential environment whereby you can feel at ease to talk freely. As a therapist I will not tell you what to do, but will help guide you towards self discovery. We will work together.
I have been working in the field of mental health and associated areas for 15 years and within the field of addictions for 9 years. My work experience includes working in private psychiatric hospitals, prisons, Police, National Probation Service, rehabs, Community and within the Office of Director for Public Prosecutions (Sydney, Australia). I work with individuals, couples, families and within group settings. I offer consultations for assistance with rehab options, both nationally and internationally, and can provide an end to end service to facilitate seeking the most beneficial treatment according to individual wants and needs, followed by through care support, if desired.
I also do some work for The Priory Group, UK as well as providing therapy and consultation to private clinics both nationally and internationally.
My qualifications include:
- BSc (Hons.) Psychology and Sociology
- Post Graduate Diploma Psychology
- Skills in Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Practitioner Diploma in CBT
- EMDR Level 1,2, 3, 4 (undergoing Accreditation)
- EMDR G-TEP and R-TEP (Group/Individual work)
- EMDR Feeling State Protocol specifically used for a range of addictions
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland,a member of Trauma Aid UK, and a member of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and as such continue to develop my skills, knowledge and practice by continuing professional development in the form of seminars, workshops, training and clinical supervision.