I’m here to offer my clients a welcoming and secure space where you can feel free to talk. It’s very important to me that we build a strong trusting alliance, so you feel safe to open up, as well as willing and able to consider making changes.
Earning the right to practice as a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist requires a great deal of self-analysis, along with solid ongoing professional training. I do both.
How did I get here?
Before training to become a psychologist and psychotherapist, I worked in banking services and life insurance. I was also a trainer and run various projects.
I was also the CEO of a charity for children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The therapeutic relationships I built with those young people and their parents helped me develop a great sense of patience, perseverance and belief in the human capacity to heal.
Now I’m a chartered psychologist, also qualified in Jungian psycho-dynamic counselling and psychotherapy working with individuals and couples. For couples, I’m a Certified therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples(EFT).
Ongoing training means I can deliver the best in professional practice
On a personal level I’m immersed in my own therapy, as well as doing continual professional development.
I’m working towards certification in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), EMDR, Brainspotting, Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) with Dr Frank Corrigan and Somatic Psychology, Polyvagal Theory for treating complex cases of trauma.
AEDP is a new therapy approach which has roots in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience and body-focused approaches. Based on neuroplasticity, it facilitates healing traumatic events through undoing of aloneness and in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences.
I am also training in ISTDP (Intensive Short Dynamic Psychotherapy) - Intensive Short term Dynamic Psychotherapy is a cutting edge therapy model, with a strong evidence base. It is a highly effective form of individual psychotherapy designed to get to the heart of the matter quickly, and resolve issues fast. The approach is emotion focused; a relational therapy that can address a wide range of ongoing problems or symptoms.
So how does all that help you?
My knowledge of these many approaches keeps enhancing my expertise and experience. In turn, that means I understand how to help you with a wide range of difficulties, from anxiety and depression to isolation, bereavement and loss or trauma.