Welcome to my practice. Psychotherapy, Trauma Counselling, Counselling and Supervision. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of emotional, relationship, trauma, PTSD and work related issues.
I work from the belief that we are all experts on ourselves and given the right level of support, challenge and environmental conditions we are able to make use of our expertise and inner resources.
I hope to encourage people to become aware of their strengths, limitations and inner resources as well as paying attention to physical and emotional responses.
Overall, my style of working is one of promoting inner growth and strength by providing a supportive and conducive environment built on mutual trust, respect, honesty and real contact. I achieve this by making myself available to my clients through focusing on the here and now, including the relationship between my clients and myself.
I have over 35 years of experience working in the area of people development and communication both in the public and private sectors.
I have been counselling since 2007. I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy; Diploma in Psychotherapy and Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Gestalt) from the Metanoia Institute. In addition, I am a trauma trained therapist, EMDR practitioner and a Clinical Supervisor.
I have experience of working in voluntary settings, private sector and private practice with people from a wide range of backgrounds who come to therapy with very varied problems and issues. I have extensive experience of working with and supporting individuals who present with Post Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I believe my training and life experience enables me to support my clients through their struggles and helps them to make life-changing decisions based on thoughtful choice and a sense of a stronger inner self.
I also offer low-cost supervision to counselling and psychotherapy trainees, either individually or in groups. I work from a Gestalt perspective, bringing in consideration of other theories and approaches as appropriate. I am particularly interested in how often the process between my supervisees and myself is a reflection of the client material we are considering.
Hours: Monday-Friday day & evening.
For the foreseeable future I offer counselling either on-line (Zoom) or telephone.