I work from an integrative approach, informed by humanistic and psychodynamic philosophy and mindfulness ways of working, but I draw from other approaches too, such as cognitive behaviour therapy or BWRT, depending on your needs. I am able to vary my style from fairly structured to fairly loose, according to your preference. By working collaboratively we can arrive at the most appropriate working style for you, so please do let me know if we need to change anything.
I am a Harley Street and City of London psychotherapist, mindfulness consultant, confidence breakthrough coach, clinical supervisor and trainer. I have been in practice since 1993 and offer appointments via phone or video call, so you can get help no matter where in the world you are. My clients are based in the UK, or globally (including Europe, America, Africa, New Zealand and even the Cayman Islands).
The combination of skills I offer is unique. As a registered psychotherapist, coach and mindfulness consultant (and author of The Burnout Bible), I am one of the UK's leading specialists in stress and burn-out.
I have been working with mindfulness-based approaches since the early 1990s. My MA thesis examined how mindfulness (in the form of the felt sense) could be found within most schools of psychotherapy and distilled key principles for working with mindfulness within a psychotherapeutic approach. In 2014 I took part in an innovative pilot scheme on Mindfulness and Weight Loss.
I have a particular interest in working with :
stress, burnout and work-life balance (with a special emphasis on the particular needs of high achieving professionals and people in creative fields)
confidence, self esteem, leadership and imposter syndrome
quality of life issues (including mid-life crisis, life goals and spiritual values)
the creative process
personal / professional development
I am a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered psychotherapist and a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Senior Accredited counsellor. I am also registered with the UKRCP (the UK Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists).
My qualifications include a Diploma and MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, a Diploma, Advanced Diploma and MA in Counselling, a Certificate in Supervision, trainings in CBT, BWRT and Mindfulness. I have also trained in NLP, Focusing, Mediation and Groupwork, amongst many other things.
I have recently updated my skills through an Evidence-Based CBT course, which follows the recommendations of NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidelines) and the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme plus a Certificate in CBT.
I co-founded Eastern Tree Training and Therapy. I have also been a board member for the Association of Humanistic Psychology in Britain and on the management committee of the One-to-One Project in King's Lynn (which offers counselling and befriending). For 5 years I headed the Counselling training programme for Norfolk Adult Education, developing courses at Introductory, Certificate and Diploma levels.
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.