"It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" (D.W. Winnicott)
I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor with a range of experience of working in various settings.
My therapeutic approach is a Relational - Developmental one that is informed by an object relations and a psychoanalytic / self-psychology framework
I offer a relationally warm therapeutic presence and would describe my style as nurturing and supportive.
I work from a relational framework as I understand the need for Attachment is a primary motivation and drive in human beings.
I understand, respect and embrace individuality and uniqueness, therefore i take special care in offering individualised treatment to meet the needs of each client.
I am experienced in working with individuals with complex needs including clients presenting with trauma, depression, anxiety, burn out, personality disorders, eating disorders, addictions and a wide range of underlying relational and emotional problems.
I have held a number of senior positions in residential therapeutic programmes both in the UK and abroad where I have been responsible for programme development and delivery.
I have a private clinic in Stratford Upon Avon where I offer confidential treatment for a wide range of presenting problems.
I run a two hour psychotherapy group in Stratford Upon Avon every Thursday evening between 6pm - 8pm. This offers a rich environment to work with others. A group can be an incredibly safe, supportive and healing environment to explore personal struggles and receive identification and feedback in order to feel understood and connected to others. There is a maximum of eight spaces available in the group. please enquire if you are interested in becoming a member of this weekly psychotherapy group. Fees are £65 per person per two hour group session.
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.