I take a broadly humanistic approach with Gestalt as the therapeutic core of my practice. I work with the whole person, including the context of your life, exploring the background and repeating patterns as well as whatever is causing difficulty now. I offer a holistic approach – believing that what may seem like isolated symptoms often reflect broader difficulties in our lives. Therapy sessions will usually include talking but sometimes also creativity with artwork, objects and movement, and occasionally can take place outdoors.
I offer both short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults. I am experienced in working with a range of issues that may cause anxiety and depression, stress and panic attacks, trauma and relationship difficulties. I have an interest in working with clients who have experienced losses of various kinds. With a background in education, both as a teacher and therapist, I also have experience around issues arising from childhood and working with children.
Supervision is available both individually and in groups for qualified and trainee counsellors/psychotherapists as well as others in the helping professions.
As part of Gestalt Birmingham, I also provide a range of CPD events and bespoke training and consultancy to groups and teams
I have over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults in various settings. These have included schools, the NHS, Higher Education and the voluntary sector. This broad range gives me the breadth and depth of experience to help with many life issues. I currently work solely in private practice Tuesday to Friday.