I am a qualified systemic psychotherapist. I have also worked in mental health care in the NHS for the last 23 years, and have an understanding of the issues that arise when someone is making the decision to seek help.
Anyone who comes to see me will find an open-minded thinking space in which we can have conversations about ideas and feelings with a focus on how these affect relationships. The aim of this is to ‘make sense’ of where the person has come to in their lives. This can then be a starting point for carrying on life with hope, energy and confidence.
I work with individuals, couples and families in my consulting room close to central Swansea, but can also offer online or telephone sessions.
I offer an initial telephone conversation to discuss your needs, which is free. Sessions thereafter are charged at £60 per session, whether face to face or online.
I qualified as a doctor in 1997, then as a psychiatrist in 2003, and still work part time in the NHS as a psychiatrist specialising in psychotherapy. In my non-NHS work I practise purely as a psychotherapist.
My personal and professional experiences have led me to the belief that recovery from mental suffering requires more than a diagnosis and medication. I believe that people need, in addition, a safe setting in which to explore and make sense of their inner experiences and of their relationships (current and past). I have experience of working with childhood trauma, and with people who have spent time in mental health services.
I am a mother of three; my previous personal experiences include caring for my disabled daughter who had a life- limiting condition, and also caring for a close family member with serious mental illness.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
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.