My professional experience has been in the NHS, the Third Sector (Charity) and Private Practice. This has included therapy groups and individual clients. I have run Personal Development (Experiential) Groups for counselling courses. I have run Staff Groups to help colleagues understand team dynamics and supervision groups.
I have worked with a wide variety of clients who have presented a range of problems that have caused them distress and anguish. Some of the people I have worked with have suffered with psychological distress because of traumatic family histories and relationships. Anxiety, depression and social isolation are all things that therapy can help with. I can offer both short term and long-term therapy depending on what it is you want to talk about.
Psychotherapy for Long-Term Health Conditions (LHC’s).
I work with clients who have long-term health problems like diabetes. With diabetes, 97% of the care clients need is self-care and I have a keen interest and experience in helping clients to improve self-management of both Type1 and Type2 diabetes. All Diabetics can experience difficulty in managing their condition and psychotherapy can help you understand why self-care and looking after yourself can be so difficult. People with long-term health conditions sometimes also have levels of Anxiety and Depression that are not easily recognised. Anxiety and Depression combined with any long-term health condition is a serious problem that can increase the risk of ill-health complications. Therapy can help with lifestyle change to reduce risk of developing diabetes.