About me I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have been working therapeutically with adults, children and young people for over ten years, including at the PF Counselling Service, with children's mental health charity Place2Be and bereavement charity CARIS, as well as in private practice. My primary training is in psychosynthesis. This is a transpersonal model of psychology, which means that I work with potential and purpose as well as the problems and pain that may lead you to seek help.
I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Therapy, Gestalt, Person Centred and Process Oriented Psychology, as well the use of Therapeutic Play, Art and Creativity. I use a blend of these approaches to best suit each client.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from thePsychosynthesis Trust, an MA inIntegrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and am currently undertaking a PhD in Counselling Studies at The University of Edinburgh. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
My Approach I’m an integrative therapist, meaning I am not tied to any one theory but draw on various models and techniques to best meet your needs.
Everybody is different, which is why I utilise a number of psychological approaches, tailoring specific combinations for each client’s individual needs and preferences. I view the therapeutic process as one of co-creation. Counselling will include discussion and reflection but may also involve the use of art and imagination to deepen the process.
Are crises and challenges simply debilitating, or can they also encapsulate the potential for growth and positive transformation? Psychosynthesis is an approach that aims to help you find a new sense of direction and source of empowerment, even through periods of suffering.
Through exploring your feelings, thoughts and experiences, psychosynthesis counselling works to uncover internal conflicts and blocks, and enables you to access inner resources and strengths.