My therapeutic approach is firmly based around the ethical practices of UKCP. Here, engaging with clients to achieve their best outcomes, ensuring a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to talk, think and listen together, and maintaining a respectful regard at all times are some of the core principles guiding my approach.
I completed a four-year core training in psychodynamic psychotherapy in 2006 and a further post qualifying year specialising in the treatment of traumatic experiences. Since then, I have worked in diverse settings including the NHS and voluntary sectors, and in private practice. My training and much of my clinical practice was previously London-based, but in 2017 I relocated back to Cumbria where I offer counselling to clients in person - specifically in Kendal or Kirkby Lonsdale - and online, both nationally and internationally. My work is focused on individuals over the age of 17 years and tailored to their presenting needs. I offer an initial assessment session without charge.
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.