I am a skilled Psychotherapist and Supervisor, working with clients since 2008.
I trained at the Institute for Arts In Therapy and Education (IATE) where I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.
IATE are renowned in the field of attachment, relationships, the embodied self and the use of the imagination to effect change. Teachings are contemporary and grounded in the latest research in neuroscience.
I have dual accreditation as an Integrative Psychotherapist with the UKCP and as an Arts Psychotherapist with the HCPC, both are organisational bodies for the education, training and accreditation of Psychotherapists.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma as a Clinical Supervisor (Minster Centre) which means I supervise and mentor students, trained therapists and psychologists to think about their work with you the client.
My Clinical Practice
My priority is in maintaining the quality, safety and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship to contain the experiences you bring.
Over the past five years I have worked with the NHS in a specialist adult community mental health team providing individual and group treatment. I also assist family members who support loved ones experiencing struggles with their mental health.
I combine private practice with teaching seminars on two Masters psychotherapy training's, The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and Anglia Ruskin University. I run workshops on maintaining good mental health at my work with Altum Health who specialise in eating disorders alongside a variety of clinical presentations.
My practice is contemporary, warm and robust. I bring myself, my integrity, my life and work experience.
I integrate a variety of theories and draw on many aspects and approaches to psychotherapy in my work.
I aim to listen as effectively as I can and combine experiments to rehearse new ways of being inviting you to collaborate and take an active stance in your treatment.
My approach understands the dynamics of power in relationships and is informed by contemporary training's with BAATN where I am a member.
Why I chose Psychotherapy
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in the field of mental health, education and community arts for 18 years as a forum theatre director and an applied drama tutor.
As a forum theatre director, you gather skills of active listening and take an active stance sharing your spontaneity, objectivity, humility and focus. You inspire exploring conflicts while encouraging the potential to facilitate marginalised voices.
I knew I wanted to transfer my passion and curiosity about human interactions and relationships and psychotherapy seemed to suit me.
Throughout my training I developed a healthy resilience and capacity to simultaneously feel and think my way into your experience, to bring aliveness, support, challenge and respect, helping you to find your own inner resources, frame your goals and value the moments when you feel stuck and need to withdraw into silence.
I do believe psychotherapy can effect change. As you begin to develop an ease within yourself this can progress into your relationships with others with a renewed vigour in your approach to life, modelling the boundaries of how you perceive yourself and how you want others to perceive you.
If you would like to consider psychotherapy contact me, give me a call on 07946 5122 78 or email at [email protected] to talk about what you are looking for.