I am a trauma and attachment focused psychotherapist who integrates the arts and creative ways of working with the individuals and families that I support. My approach promotes resilience, self-awareness and relationship building to empower more positive life choices. As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I will always have the child/young person at the centre and will take a systemic approach with family and teachers in order to get the best outcomes for the child/young person.
I have a passion for learning and a sense that the more that I know, the more that I have to learn. I have completed numerous trainings in order that I may best support my clients. These include, Somatic Experiencing, NeuroAffective Touch, Integral Somatic Psychology, NeuroAffective Relational Model, EMDR, DDP, CATT, NVR and Foundations of Internal Family Systems.
I founded and run a children's mental health charity, Kids Inspire, in 2007 in order to fill the gaps in mental health services for children and young people. Every child/young person should have a trusted adult that they can turn to at times of stress and overwhelm.
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.