I have been working with people for over eighteen years, and take a holistic view of the mind and body. Before training as a therapist, I worked extensively with individuals and families supporting them in making positive changes in their lives.
My experience has also included providing therapy and counselling within NHS GP practices, and ChildLine. I have also facilitated group counselling and well-being sessions with individuals who have acute and complex mental health problems and addiction.
My training is in Relational Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a theory that was developed by Dr. Eric Berne in the 1950s. The theory outlines how we have developed, and treat ourselves, along with how we relate and communicate with others. The philosophy of TA is that: people can change, and that we all have a right to be in the world and be accepted.
I would described myself as an integrative practitioner, which means that elements of psychoanalytic, humanist and cognitive approaches are integrated into my work, which has enabled me to find my own style of working as a therapist.
I believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist, and that this relational process enables developmental growth and change.
TYPE OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFERED:
•Children and young people counselling
•Solution focussed brief therapy
•Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
•A Mindfulness approach
I have a keen interest in attachment theory and how this affects our communication with others.