What to expect in your first session?
Our first session together aims to provide you with a warm welcome into the therapy space that we will share together. We will exchange basic introductions and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations of therapy and start to explore your therapy goals in a supportive environment. This will be at a pace led by you, for you.
I will discuss with you the ethical basis and safeguarding framework that supports our work together.
I am able to offer face to face therapy, outdoor therapy and also via Zoom or telephone.
The ebbs and flows of life can often leave us with difficult paths to take and can feel like a long road that is challenging to navigate. Finding the right therapist can help you to make sense of your journey, providing a supportive relationship, when you are at your most vulnerable.
I became a therapist and I am very passionate about working with clients to increase understanding and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. In addition, finding ways to take care of yourself, increase your self-esteem and in doing so build personal resilience enabling you to live your best life and the best version of you.
Initial introductions and the space for you to tell your story are an opportunity for you to begin to experience the essence of the therapeutic relationship and how therapy can help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe and supportive environment.
My theoretical Psychotherapeutic frame and emphasis is both Integrative therapy and Transactional Analysis. I find using different models of therapy offers options that best fit the needs of the client. I work with both long and short-term contracts.
Training, qualifications & experience:
Diploma in Integrative & Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Working with Adults
Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology.
I have worked as a therapist since 2018 and I also have 33 years in a nursing background with experience of physical conditions that impact emotional wellbeing.
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.