I am a UKCP registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I am also qualified and registered with EATA as a PTSTA(P) trainer in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy able to train psychotherapists to Masters Degree level,
I use Person Centred and Transactional Analysis therapies. The first session is free so that clients have the opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist for them.
I offer a confidential service, using an approach that is focused on the results clients want to achieve. I work with people are over 18 years including couples groupwork and familiy work. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
My elegant and safe practice rooms are in Leamington Spa. Accessible from the Warwick and Coventry Universities, and near to major employers.
My beliefs are based on the basic principles of Transactional Analysis, everyone has worth, everyone can think and everyone makes decisions about themselves and their lives that can be remade in the here and now. I offer the opportunity to explore your potential through therapy in a confidential, supportive and safe environment.
You may be exploring therapy for a number of reasons. You may be trying to cope with the loss of a partner or family member, the breakdown or difficulty of a relationship, trying to make sense of something which happened during your childhood or any other personal reason.
You may have a need to identify and change what you might think is unhealthy behaviour. You may not be clear about the reasons for starting therapy, and that’s okay.
Many of us experience a general sense of unhappiness, anxiety, dissatisfaction and use therapy as a way of finding out what our thoughts, feelings and behaviours mean.
There are no right or wrong reasons. It just takes willingness and some time to look closer at your concerns which you can’t make sense of on your own.
Many of my clients have been referred by existing or previous clients, and I have a high success rate with people engaged in professional roles, including business owners, doctors, lawyers and teachers.
What is Transactional Analysis?
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a set of practical conceptual tools for personal growth and change, and a social psychology developed by Eric Berne MD. According to Berne, TA is a powerful tool for human well-being that utilises the “Adult”, in both the client and therapist to sort out thoughts, feelings and behaviours that result in personal difficulties.
As your therapist, I will work directly with you in the "here-and-now" to establish an equal working relationship and help to provide you with day-to-day tools to finding constructive and creative solutions to your problems.
The main TA concepts that we'll use during our work are that you are able to think clearly and develop new options and outcomes to your problems. TA will help us to look at how we often re-play childhood strategies in grown-up life, even when these produce results which are self-defeating or painful. I will also give you tools which you will be able to use in between sessions.
A major difference between Transactional Analysis and most other therapies is that during the course of the therapy we share the models, theories and philosophy with the client in a very transparent and equal way. Therapy is achieved by working together. You are the expert on you and how you feel think and behave, I provide the expertise to help you to understand yourself, your problems, what you want to change and how to go about changing things in a way that suits you. We then make a contract detailing what you want to change and how I am going got help you to make those changes.During the process you will acquire some of the theory and models used which will help you to continue to develop after the therapy is over.
A good place to learn more about Transactional Analysis is the website of our professional body United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis where the basic concepts are explained
here is a link to the relevant pages
TA is used in all types of psychological matters from everyday living problems to mental health difficulties. It provides a method of therapy for individuals, couples, groups and families.
I am registered as a clinical psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP), an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA). These professional bodies provide a a safe framework for therapy work and I abide by the guidelines for good practice and ethics of all of these organisations.
As well as working in private practice, I have worked within the counselling service departments of local charities, including working with clients who have been bereaved and clients who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have also undertaken a clinical placement at a local acute psychiatric unit and community psychiatric centre (NHS) This has given me a good awareness of mental health difficulties that may fall outside the scope of normal psychotherapy and I am in a position to make referrals to private psychiatrists or NHS services if necessary.
I have worked in industry and sales and marketing as a senior manager, helping my team members to achieve their goals and potential. My business experience allows me to successfully work with people who are having difficulties at work either due to their own early life decision limitations or due to the ever increasing demands of companies on their employees
I also help people to develop good coping strategies for working with difficult or unreasonable bosses