As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on the theories that speak to me through their philosophy and practice. Whilst staying focused on your needs and the relationship between us, I draw on Transactional Analysis and CBT at its base, and have a working knowledge of Internal Family Systems and other systemic approaches for addressing trauma and abuse. I like to bring warmth and creativity to sessions with a feeling of collaboration; we're both here to understand what feels difficult for you and together find ways that will help you feel lighter.
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist (MSc.) trained at the Metanoia Institute, London and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) in 2001. I have been in practice for 30 years in a number of face-to-face settings including private practice and NHS Primary Care, as well as solely Online, through an Integrative (Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural) psychotherapy approach.
Since setting up my active online practice in 2010, I am proficient in in the nuances of online therapy, offering sessions to UK residents and Expats living overseas via Zoom (or Doxy.me), addressing issues from relationship difficulties, cultural adjustment, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and abuse among them.
After living as an Expat for seven years in both Portugal and The Netherlands, I am now closer to family in the UK, where I continue to offer support to Expat clients including those working for NGOs across the globe. I feel that my own multicultural background and growing up in different countries, further enriches my understanding and passion for this work and way of life.
Prior to starting to practice online, I undertook additional training with Online Counselling and Supervision Training UK (OCST) and the Online Therapy Institute (OTI) and have been e a member of ACTO since 2010.
To find out more about what I offer and how, and to get in touch securely, please visit https://ukonlinecounselling.com/
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.