My approach to therapy is to work collaboratively and compassionately to help you understand yourself and your relationships better. The main approach I use is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). It’s a highly effective therapy that seeks to help you to understand how your experiences in the past have impacted how you relate to yourself and others in the present. It enables you to recognise the things that are preventing you from moving forward and helps you make different choices that could enhance your life.
I am a warm and thoughtful person who has over 20 years experience of working in the NHS. I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, work related stress, relationship issues, low self esteem, self harm and trauma. I also provide specialist clinical supervision in CAT for psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals.
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.