Clients who see me present with a range of issues including experiencing depression,low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulties, challenging behaviour/ emotional difficulties in children, addiction, grief , and complex child protection issues. I also have a great deal of experience in helping families who are going through separation and divorce and have trained in EMDR (parts 1 and 2) which means I specialise in helping clients who have experienced trauma.
I have some additional training in Mentallisation based treatment for families which alongside my previously working at the Anna Freud centre means I have extensive experience of working with clients who may have a diagnosis of borderline (or emotionally unstable)personality disorder.
I try to create an environment in which clients can feel comfortable to talk to me about important aspects of their lives. I believe in being open about my own thinking as I have found that most people want a therapist who offers them ideas and hopefully some expertise. I try to do this in a way that encourages a dialogue and in a way that helps clients to access their own insight,expertise, skills and qualities.
I have taught at the University of East London on the Professional Doctorate course in Educational and Child Psychology, as well as currently for Frontline and The Centre for Systemic Social work