I'm passionate about helping individuals and couples feel happier, healthier, and more resilient. I bring 20 years experience of working in health and wellbeing services using therapeutic approaches to help with a wide range of issues. I've supported many individuals through crisis points and significant life changes. I've also helped people to create more meaningful lives through optimising their potential and reconnecting to their passion.
I hold a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I have completed a post graduate diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice which means I have specialist skills in working with unresolved trauma. In addition I am trained as a couples counsellor and have extensive training in working with sexuality/intimacy issues. Over the years I have undertaken a wide range of trainings which include: mindfulness, resilience/ stress management, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and working with addictions.
I'm an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow an ethical framework for good practice. I've worked for many years in the NHS as a mental health Occupational Therapist and remain registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC). My professional background means I have expertise skills in working with depression, stress (especially work related), and anxiety.
I also have a professional background working in Higher Education, in particular developing an innovative Wellbeing Service to address the mental health needs of students. Furthermore I have delivered training, supervision, and consultancy within a variety of organisations e.g the NHS, further education, and in the private sector.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a specialist wellbeing mentor at a local university. I also offer consultancy and training around wellbeing, mental health and resilience. I take referrals from GP's and I'm a registered member ComPsych of one of the largest Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP) globally.
I receive regular professional supervision and I am dedicated to continuing professional and personal development. I'm committed to integrating sustainable values and practices into my business as well as my personal life. I bring a professional, committed, and open approach to my work.
Based on your specific needs I can offer you counselling, psychotherapy, couples therapy, or life coaching. If you would like a FREE consultation to discuss this further, or are uncertain what you may need, then please contact me and we can speak further.