I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, working with adults and young people with a variety of presenting issues on both a time-limited and open-ended basis, both individually and in groups, in various settings: within a school, a university counselling service, a mental health charity and in a private practice setting.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know why we are feeling unhappy, dissatisfied with life, anxious or depressed. During our first meeting, we can think together about what it is that may be troubling you and how counselling can help you. It is important that you feel that we are able to work together and we can decide between us what you would like to explore or focus on. As a psychodynamic therapist, I can help you to understand underlying problems by exploring unconscious processes, as well as helping you with conscious issues.
My counselling room is a safe, comfortable and confidential space, based above the NVCA building, just off the main High Street in Rushden town centre. Off road parking is available, with toilet facilities and disabled access. I am available at this practice on Mondays and Thursdays.
I have a wealth of experience of working with people of all ages, backgrounds, with diverse gender and sexuality issues and with severe and enduring mental health issues.
In addition to individual counselling, I also offer therapeutic organisational consultation and group facilitation. I work therapeutically with academic and pastoral staff in schools and with fostering agencies. I work with staff and young people/adults both in groups and individually, helping to understand how young people\'s behaviour can impact on staff groups. Organisational consultation helps facilitate healthier relationships between staff and staff and young people, benefitting the whole organisation.
Please contact to discuss consultation fees.
I also offer clinical supervision to individuals and groups.
I offer counselling/psychotherapy and supervision face-to-face and via Skype.
Therapeutic organisational consultancy is available in Leicestershire and surrounding areas in addition to Rushden, Northants and surrounding areas- please contact to discuss details
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Leicester
Registered Member of the BACP, working within their Ethical Framework
Senior Associate Member of APPCIOS (Association for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in Organisational Settings: http://appcios.com. APPCIOS is a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC): http://www.bpc.org.uk/).
A qualified teacher (QTS)
Lecturer, clinical supervisor and tutor on Cert HE in Counselling, BA in Integrative Counselling and MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Leicester
Experience of setting up and managing a school counselling service (11-16 year olds)
Clinical Manager and Head of Service at Northampton Counselling Service
DBS checked with full Indemnity Insurance