I have worked as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Counsellor since 1993 qualifying as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in 1998.Before training in Gestalt Psychotherapy I worked using Counselling, Family Therapy and other skills in various work environments including with children and families, homeless people and people with mental health problems. I am a qualified Social Worker and I have worked using counselling and Psychotherapy skills for 35 years.
All my work is supervised by a qualified Supervisor.
I am experienced in working across the range of problems from problems caused by current life events such as redundancy or divorce to more severe mental health problems such as chronic depression and personality problems.
I have particular interest and experience working with difference and diversity. I am interested in and understand how the experience of feeling 'different' and in a minority impact on emotional wellbeing.
I work with
Post Natal Depression
Anxiety and panic
Trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual assault, physical assault and rape
Carers support including Dementia and Alzheimer's
Self esteem problems
Childhood issues including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect
Work related stress including redundancy and financial worries