I'm registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and hold a Masters degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (awarded in 2019).
I have been working to provide emotional and psychological support since 2004, supporting people to transform their lives and relationships.
I've worked in a number of settings, including NHS, specialist fields (HIV) and general practice and offer both short-term and open-ended work.
I work with both individuals and couples with a wide range of issues but specialise in anxiety and depression.
I'm also involved in the training of new psychotherapists. From 2016 to 2018 I worked as an assistant tutor teaching the Masters degree programme for gestalt psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute (a renowned educational charity which specialises in professional training for psychotherapists). Since finishing as an assistant tutor I have been a member of their examining panel, examining trainee psychotherapists.
Within my couples practice I have a particular interest in domestic abuse and have presented workshops on working with male victims of domestic abuse (at the 2018 and 2019 RESPECT national conferences on male victims). I also have a strong interest in working with LGBT couples and have helped teach this subject as part of a diploma course in couples work.
MSc (Gestalt Psychotherapy)
Diploma in gestalt psychotherapy
Diploma in contemporary trauma practice
I've also trained in theories and approaches including CBT, mindfulness and attachment theory.
The way I work
Research shows that no single psychotherapy approach is significantly more effective than any other, and that it's the nature of the problem, the personality of the client and the setting of the therapy that call for a particular approach.
So I fit the way I work to the people who come to me, and all are different. In particular, it is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client that is key in determining the success of the therapy. I take a relational approach in all of my work, drawing on the latest advances in theory and research.