I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist with Child and Adolescent Specialism. I have extensive experience of working with child, adolescent and adult clients across a range of settings. These include the NHS (within GP surgeries and CAMHS/Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), educational establishments (within primary, secondary and special schools and also Durham University campus), Durham Constabulary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre and for the charitable organisation 'The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre/ Rape Crisis England and Wales'.
Whilst my specialisms include therapy for children and adolescents, therapy for clients who have experienced any form of sexual violence/abuse and/or domestic abuse and also pre-trial therapy, I work with clients of all ages presenting with a wide range of issues. These may include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, anger, work-related or educational issues, bullying, ADHD, grief and loss, physical illness and mental illness.
I am UKCP accredited and also registered with the BACP and the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy. I hold a Masters Degree (MSc) in Integrative Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Psychotherapy (DiP) with child and adolescent specialism, a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling for children and adolescents (DPC) and an accredited qualification for Professionals who work in the Sexual Violence Sector. I am also a certified Clinical Supervisor.
As an Integrative practitioner, I draw upon different theories, models and creative techniques to support my clinical work. Sessions are always carefully tailored around the individual needs of every client. My approach is relational and my core models are Transactional Analysis, Neurobiological linkings to Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Therapy.
I am fully insured, hold a current DBS and am registered with the ICO.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
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.