I am an Integrative Psychotherapist (MA/Ad Dip, UKCP registered and accredited) with extensive experience working with individuals and groups offering both short term focused sessions and open ended therapy. I have worked in a community counselling service, in private practice and with students at The University of Cambridge for over 10 years. I work with a range of presenting issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, transitions, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. My integrative training allows me to work creatively with both psychodynamic and cognitive approaches to address individual needs. Therapy is a collaborative process where a safe, confidential relationship allows us to explore and understand your feelings and experiences to gain more helpful perspectives on the problems you are facing.
Therapy is about nurturing self-awareness. Human experience is underpinned by our need to interact, and the key to good mental health is having healthy self-to-self and self-to-other(s) relationships. The experiences of relationships that we have had can create unhelpful patterns that restrict the quality of our lives. If we increase our understanding of these patterns, we can address and overcome stressful and limiting behaviours, beliefs and experiences. To have a greater understanding of ourselves gives us the ability to make positive changes that help to fulfil our potential.
My initial psychotherapy masters training with The Minster Centre allows me to draw on a variety of therapeutic models, and my special interest in Cognitive Analytic Therapy means that we can focus and identify changes that can be made and how these can be implemented. I hope to work with you to develop both practical tools using diagrams and maps from the Cognitive Analytic model and a healing relational experience created by a trusting, empathic, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance.
I work in accordance to the BACP’s Ethical Framework and I also commit to and maintain the UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.