I work in private practice in Lichfield; offering therapy to adult clients. I also work as a psychotherapist for the Nhs with children and adolescents.
My work has covered a wide range of issues that include anxiety, depression, anger, bereavement, trauma, attachment trauma, eating disorders, looked after children, sexual abuse, relational issues, cultural difficulties, bullying and shame.
My approach is through Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client (Zarbo, Tasca, Cattafi, Compare 2015).
Our work may explore your past, present and future to assess any underlying difficulties. This may identify any precipitating, contributory or maintaining factors to raise our awareness of your difficulties, how they began and what you might wish to change. During exploration of your own story you may choose to set goals to work towards or simply use the space and time to process your life and difficulties in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Children, Adolescents and Adults) from Newman University, Birmingham. I have also carried out research into the emotional support needs of breast cancer susceptibility gene mutation carriers (BRCA). I have presented my research at a Holistic care model workshop for BRCA gene carriers at risk of breast and ovarian cancer. I also do therapeutic work with BRCA gene mutation carriers.