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- Video and telephone consultations
I am an experienced psychotherapist trained in a relational approach. This approach is rooted in psychodynamic, humanistic and existential theory, and it puts the way we feel about ourselves, the way we relate to those around us and the way others relate to us at the very heart of the therapy.
Every therapy relationship is different, so I am also a collaborative therapist. This means if you choose me as your therapist, you will remain at the centre of decision-making and we will work at a pace that suits you.
The sort of issues I work with cover a wide range of difficulties including feelings of sadness, stress, depression, and anxiety, whether related to life circumstances, work stress, bereavement, relationship breakdown, sense of self, loss of independence or illness.
I have a background in psychiatric nursing and have worked for several years in both the NHS and the voluntary sector before further training as a psychotherapist. Since then I have worked in education settings, mental health settings, and more recently, for eight years in hospice care offering therapy to individuals, couples and families. As such I have extensive experience and a particular interest in working with those who are living with palliative or chronic illness and those who are experiencing health anxiety, death anxiety, grief and loss.
But I am also interested in working with issues of difference and those who feel out of synch with the mainstream; those who feel isolated and those who feel they have lost a sense of who they are, and how they are in the world.
I work with adults in-person, online and on the phone. I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines and policies regarding clinical practice and training. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I am aware that it can be a daunting process to try to find a psychotherapist who feels like a good 'fit', so I offer a free 30 min initial phone consultation to help you make your decision. You can contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 07526 504 232. I welcome enquiries and can usually respond within a couple of working days.
Areas of interest
Depression; work stress; chronic illness; palliative illness; bereavement; loss and grief; health anxiety, social anxiety; death anxiety; existential angst; relationship difficulties; issues relating to loss of independence and control
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling The University of Leeds 2014
- PG Cert. Systemic Practice The University of Leeds 2017
- BSc (Hons) Psychology Leicester University 1982
Affiliations / memberships
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Counselling session - (5-50)
Counselling session - remote - (5-50)
Psychotherapy session - (1-5)