I believe positive change with the right support is always possible.
My Core Approach
I believe all clients are unique and need to be respected as individuals. Whilst my underpinning theoretical base is Person Centred, I always aim to work in ways that are most effective for the client’s needs. I do not work with a “one size fits all” approach. Research informs us that the crucial element in therapy is the relationship between client and therapist.
I am a Registered, Senior Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with the BACP. The BACP is the largest approval body of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Career Guidance and Life Coaching and I am a member of the BACP Coaching Division.
I am also a Sales and Marketing Manager for a small marketing company, working on a part-time basis. This helps to keep me “grounded” and aware of workplace stresses in what can be a very difficult and challenging world.
The stresses which people are experiencing today can create problems of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues; exacerbate existing conditions and put a strain upon marriages and relationships.
My varied employment history (public sector, private sector and self-employed) and my own periods of unemployment help me to be empathic to the needs of my clients. Also, my own therapeutic journey and practising the techniques that I use has convinced me that positive change with the right support is always possible.
Further training in Life Coaching, CBT and different models of Counselling and Psychotherapy give me a wide variety of techniques enabling me to work in ways which are best suited to you the client.
During the last 25 years I have worked in different settings with clients presenting with a wide variety of issues.
- Private Practice (15 years)
- Mind (7 Years)
- CRUSE (2 years)
- Victim Support (2 years)
- The Long Term Unemployed (7 years)
- Employee Assistance Programs (10 years)
- Occupational Health Organisations (5 Years)
- Commercial Organisations (5 years)
- Solicitors (3 years)
telephone: 01455 273139