There are all sorts of different ways of delivering talking therapies, and my approach centres on establishing a secure, trusting relationship between myself and my clients. I work in an integrative way, drawing from a range of theoretical models, including attachment theory, transactional analysis and developmental psychology. All of these can also be described as ‘humanistic’ – working on the assumption that all people have the power to improve their own wellbeing and sometimes just need some support when life gets extra-tricky. My practice also incorporates sensory awareness, following years of embodiment practice and my own self-development through personal therapy, meditation and body-based arts.
I undertake regular clinical supervision and professional training, and I am linked to a local network of psychotherapy professionals who share best practice.
I’m a level 7 MSc qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. Before starting my private practice, I spent 3 years counselling with MIND and at the Nottingham University Healthcare Trust (Diabetes Counselling Service). At Sherwood Wellness, I offer counselling for short-term difficulties, and longer-term psychotherapy to explore more complex issues or to promote personal growth.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.