Update: I am unable to take new client bookings until 1st July.
Counselling and COVID -19: During this period of social distancing I am seeing clients (individuals and couples) with online video and phone sessions. In person sessions at Park Street, St Albans will resume in due course.
If you are experiencing difficulty or distress in your life psychotherapy and counselling can provide a time and place for when you most need support. It can also be an opportunity to work through the problems you are facing. Alternatively, it might be that there is some dissatisfaction in your life or that you have lost a sense of purpose or direction. If you are in any such situation my aim is to help you reflect on the issues that are troubling you, help you to seek an understanding of what you are experiencing and to work with you to explore what options there might be to help you through this difficult time.
My theoretical orientation is integrative, which is a way of working that is informed by, and incorporates aspects of, different types of psychotherapy and counselling such as psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanistic approaches. My training has been based on an integrative approach and I work in this way with adults on an open-ended long-term basis. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about your concerns and hopes for the future. I will work hard to understand your expectations of therapy and to make sense of what is most important to you right now.
In my work as a psychotherapist I see people with a range of problems, difficulties and challenges. I have worked with both younger and older adults including for example many years experience counselling and mentoring University students.
As a chartered psychologist I have 20 years experience as a mental health researcher that includes working at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Tavistock Clinic. My research focus has been to seek an understanding of what may put someone at risk for developing a serious mental health problem. I have lectured for over 15 years in the area of clinical psychology and counselling publishing over 60 articles in the field of psychiatry and psychology.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.