I am an experienced qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I believe that ‘relationships’ both past and present play a fundamental part in our well-being and at times our distress. Current research shows consistently that it is the 'relationship' that is most significant in the healing process of therapy. I aim to facilitate as therapist, supportive, healing relational contact.
I have significant experience of working with a wide range of clients. Ages range from teens to older adults. I work with people experiencing a range of issues -
Relationship difficulties; anxiety and depression; work related issues; stress; loss and bereavement; trauma and abuse; issues relating to anger (anger management); some sexual difficulties; health problems and personal development are some examples.
Current specific interests -
Trauma, specific and chronic
Somatisation and somatic disorders
Relationship difficulties - Individual and Couples
I am qualified and experienced in working successfully with clients who have a psychiatric diagnosis and have received or are receiving the appropriate psychiatric care, relating to - personality disorders, mood disorders and psychosis.
I offer Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling and EAP services
I am able to provide therapy from Derby and Beeston, near Nottingham.
I can offer depending on location and availability - daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments.
I aim to offer a safe and confidential ‘space’ where individuals can feel free to explore their personal experiences without feeling judged.
I provide counselling for companies and their employees, which is typically work related, but can be for other reasons also. My industry experience can have particular relevance here (see Organisational experience).
Recently worked within NHS primary care working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds with different needs, with a short term time limited focus.
I have previously worked at an NHS Hospital and within a GP practice where I provided both long term and short term Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have previously worked as a therapist within a youth service.
Before training and practising as a psychotherapist, I spent 21 years working in industry, both in the private and public sectors. I held several different posts, from engineering through to management. This included mentoring, leading and supporting staff. This has given me good insight into to working lives and how the dynamics of work can influence and affect individuals both professionally and personally. I have also performed roles influencing organisational change.
Praxis Certificate (Diploma level) - Couples Counselling
Masters Degree Integrative Psychotherapy
Post graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy
SPTI Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
UKCP accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Enhanced DBS Clearance (formally known as CRB)
MA awarded by Birmingham University.
Integrative Psychotherapy training with SPTI - Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.