Me & My Approach
Just as our physical health may require professional attention, at certain times, our emotional health may need specialist consideration too.
Therapy can provide a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable.
Whether there is an issue that stems from your history or from a current life situation, it offers an opportunity for you to talk with someone who is trained and experienced, to listen attentively and to help you consider your choices, relationships, dilemmas, history and your future.
As a therapist with 20 years’ experience of working in the field of child and adolescent mental health, it is my intention to help people find ways of living that suit them best as individuals, as partners and as members of a family and community.
The majority of my experience has been working with children, young people and families, and relationships have always been my focus.
As individuals we do not exist in a vacuum and I believe it is our relationships with others that shape who we are.
It might be that you want to focus on your relationships with just the therapist, with your partner or with your family. I can offer individual, joint and family meetings.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I specialise in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy. This means I am qualified to deliver psychotherapy to families, couples and individuals.
I also hold a PG Diploma in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for children and young people and provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to young people with anxiety disorders and depression.
I am also a course facilitator for the Incredible Years Parenting Programme (for primary aged children) and Non-Violent Resistance Parenting (for secondary aged children whose behaviour is beyond parental control). I am also a qualified Video Interaction Guidance practitioner working with parents and infants.
I have completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
All of these therapies or programmes are recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).