Over 23 years experience as a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
12 years experience in a family focussed counselling service.
8 years experience in a general counselling agency.
NCT Ante Natal teacher with 10 years experience.
Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationship issues – Working together to understand your experience and find new resources to help you move forward.
Many years experience working with Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting issues, for more information click here.
Keeping your individual experience in focus is central to the way I work and to the counselling I offer. I work to help you find ways to process, understand and overcome the individual difficulties you are faced with. I focus on what’s important to you and the changes you want to achieve.
Problems like recurrent depression, anxiety, difficulty with grief or breakdown of relationships are often linked to experiences in your past. I help you to think about your current issue alongside your history. This enables you to develop an understanding of the root cause of your problem, which in turn helps you to achieve real change. This doesn’t mean that I only focus on your past, but that I take your whole life experience, not just the present day, into account when working with you. In this way you achieve change rooted in your own life experience, a change based on your understanding of yourself.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
C.S.C.T. Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Advanced Skills and Theory
W.P.F. Psychodynamic Diploma
W.P.F. Psychodynamic Diploma Advanced
N.C.T. Antenatal Teacher
S.E.N. Nurse (Royal United Hospital, Bath)
Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
B.C.P.C. approved psychotherapist
I abide by the code of ethics and practice of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P.) and my accrediting organisation which is The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (F.P.C.).
Confidentiality will be discussed in more detail at the initial meeting, but please do not hesitate to raise any concerns that you may have on this subject.
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have 15 years experience in training, education and management. I have worked at Bath Spa University, Wiltshire County Council, Wiltshire College and in the inner city areas of London, Bristol and Birmingham.
In addition I have particular experience working with loss of confidence and self esteem difficulties, the impact of bullying at home, school and the workplace and chronic, cumulative and subtle childhood trauma.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have been counselling individuals since 2001 in a wide range of settings including Bath University, Bath City College, a GP surgery, an Employee Assistance Programme and in Private Practice. I was also a Trustee of the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.