“The relationship is at the heart of all my work.”
I am passionate about supporting others to live their lives in the most fulfilling way possible. At times, this requires us to grieve losses and process distressing experiences. I feel honoured when clients allow me to take this journey with them. In addition to offering longer-term Psychotherapy I am particularly interested in supporting others involved in the caring professions, through training, supervision and reflective practice groups.
I am very experienced in working online and creating the depth of relationship needed for therapeutic and training work via this medium.
I originally trained and worked for Relate as a relationship and couple counsellor, and completed my Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training with the Liverpool Psychotherapy Organisation in 2005. In 2012, I qualified with the Guild of Psychotherapists and was awarded a Diploma in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision. In addition to these core trainings, I have studied to practitioner level in Mentalization Based Therapy with the Anna Freud Centre.
During my career I have worked with a wide range of client groups from diverse cultural backgrounds, including those with relationship difficulties (Relate), survivors of childhood abuse (Stepping Stones), NHS primary care patients, and students within higher education. As well as maintaining a private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision for many years.
I live in North Wales in the UK and am often found replenishing my own soul by running, swimming and mountain biking with my beautiful dogs in this outstanding environment.
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.