For over 25 years I have worked extensively as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I work with adults who suffer with a wide range of difficulties. They may be well-functioning individuals who have become overwhelmed by life events and are seeking help to get back on track, or those with long-term and more severe mental health difficulties that have had and continue to have a profound impact on their lives.
My experience has included working in the NHS, both as a counsellor in a GP surgery and as a psychotherapist providing longer-term treatment to patients with complex and enduring difficulties.
Additionally, I spent several years working in a residential treatment facility for people with problems relating to alcohol and drug dependency, behavioural addictions and eating disorders.I currently work exclusively in private practice.
I am an Analytical Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
I also hold the following qualifications:
- MSc in Addiction Studies
- MA in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have been working as a clinical supervisor for many years, providing individual and group supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. I hold a Certificate in Supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology.
I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. I am in regular professional supervision and keep myself up to date with research and approaches to treatment through reading and attendance at workshops, seminars and lectures.