My Practice since Covid is all online on platforms such as Zoom or Vsee, and phone sessions for people who prefer that.
Geographically I am in London and in Gloucestershire near Stroud, when it becomes possible to meet in person again I will continue to work online as I have found it works very well, so if it suits you better, Geography need no longer be an issue.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Trauma Therapist. In Private and NHS Practice since 1988. I am accredited by the BACP and abide by their code of ethics and I am EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR UK & Ireland Association.
I have extensive experience as a Counsellor / Psychotherapist/ Hypnotherapist and and EMDR and Brainspotting Practitioner and have worked successfully with clients with a wide range of issues over 30 years. I have worked continuously in both the NHS and Private Practice. Ten Years as Lead Psychotherapist in a busy GP Practice in London and 19 years as a Psychotherapist and Trauma Therapist in Hospitals in Gloucester and London working with a mix of Staff and patients. My experience includes a particular interest in Trauma, including both child and adult trauma experiences, and post natal depression, often a sense of deep unhappiness brings people to therapy at times the reasons for this are clear but for others life in the present is good and the cause of the unhappiness is somewhat hidden.
I also work with phobias, stress and anxiety, relationship issues including your relationship with yourself whether that is about body image or a sense of not being good enough.
I have also worked with patients with cancer and with death and dying.
I have worked in organisations with specialities in HIV and Aids, Cancer Support, Bereavement, Addictions and Substance Misuse, General Health Care and Trauma, both as a counsellor and as a clinical supervisor.
Mediation and Team Development
I am an accredited employment mediator and have provided consultative support to both managers and employees
I frequently offer facilitation to teams to strengthen their collegially relationships.
I facilitate CPD workshops for counseliing and therapy organisation to provide an experience which both nourishes the individual practitioners and strengthens the team. I work with the individual organisation to offer workshops which meet their specific needs.
I am trained in Systemic Constellations, this method enables participants to gain insight into the systems they belong to from an experiential and embodied perspective. This method can be used both in individual sessions and in groups. The human body is a system so it is possible to explore health issues in this way, as is the family and the various organisations you work in or belong to and so also is the environment. Though we often feel alone and are encouraged to be individuals we also belong to systems and understanding this can give unexpected insights into the problems we struggle with.
After a first degree in Philosophy and Psychology I trained in Person Centred counselling at the Metanoia Psychotherapy Training Institute.
I went on to complete an MSc at Bristol Univeristy in Counselling, Supervision and Training.
I began to develop an interest in the systemic approach and trained in Systemic Constellations with Dr Albrecht Mahr.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Independent Practitioners.)
I am EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR UK & Ireland Association.
An accredited Hypnotherapist with The General Hypnotherapy Register