I have worked with adults with a wide range of presenting issues through both short and long term work.
My aim is to meet you with respect and empathy, valuing your uniqueness, individuality and way of being in the world, offering a non-judgemental, safe environment. I strive to offer a therapy tailored to your needs and consider confidentiality and trust to be of the upmost importance. You may share personal, difficult thoughts and feelings with me and in doing so can expect that details and your personal identity will remain confidential.
Areas of Specialism
I have a specialist interest in complex long standing issues, anxiety, depression, paranoia and early relational trauma. I have particular experience of working with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and phobias, low self-esteem, sexual and domestic abuse, childhood trauma, trauma, anger and relational issues, self- harm, suicidal ideation and addiction. I have also run therapeutic group work.
My approach is Integrative drawn from a relational developmental model. Relational psychotherapy is a broad way of understanding human motivation and the process of therapy itself. I integrate object relations theories, psychoanalytic self-psychology and aspects of humanistic psychology. Drawing from a blend of different theories allows me to work with a therapy personal to you and your needs. Working in this way not only allows for understanding of how past experiences shaped you but also for experiencing in the here and now. This also means what may be troubling you now can be seen within the context of your whole life, right back to your earliest relationships and experiences and the meaning these hold for you.
The uniqueness of a therapeutic relationship means I will be available to you with no preconceptions of you or agenda, only to be in relationship with you and help guide you in your right direction.
Qualifications & Further Training
MSc (Masters of Science) Integrative Psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire university. This involved 4 years of in-depth study, clinical work and research. All clinical and research work gaining distinctions. UKCP & BACP accredited.
Postgraduate Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapy - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University.
UKCP & BACP accredited.
Postgraduate Certificate In Integrative Psychotherapy - Sherwood Training Institute and Staffordshire University.
UKCP & BACP accredited.
Further Training Undertaken
Working with complex trauma, PTSD and dissociation- Kathy Steele
Healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors- Janina Fisher
Shame obsession and habitual worrying- Richard Erskine
Re-decision therapy training- Ian Stewart
TA101 (Transactional Analysis) Workshop
Beyond symptom; an exploration of addiction, dependency and connection - UKCP.
Child Development Theory and Research in Psychotherapy - Richard Erskine.
The healing power of nature; a trauma informed approach -Joanne Hanrahan.
Working with Boarding School Survivors - Karen Macmillan.
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute
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