Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Family Therapy
Diploma in Social Work
BSc (Hons) Physiology & Biochemistry
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Number 00005309
Member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice Number (AFT) 1250795
Solution Focused Counselling
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives. Most times, we are able to find a way through difficulties and dilemmas. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we can end up feeling overwhelmed, confused, depresssed or anxious and not sure what to do. At times like this, counselling can be helpful.
I have extensive experience of working with people who have had Depression, Stress, Traumatic Events & Experiences, Bereavement & Loss, Low Self-Esteem /Confidence, Family & Relationship Issues (including Separation, Divorce & Step Parenting Difficulties). I work with individuals, couples and Families. Who attends counselling/therapy depends on the situation and client wishes.
For 10 years, I worked in the NHS as a Family Therapist, working with distressed children, young people and their families. Since 2004, I have also had a private practice working with adults and couples referred by Insurance Companies & Private Medical Care.
My approach is respectful, non-blaming and optimistic. I draw on a range of theoretical models with the aim of tailoring counselling/therapy to each person and their goals. This way of working builds on strengths, resources and competencies of each client - the abilities that have sustained them. My aim is to re-establish these abilities, to help people work through challenges and for clients to again live positive, hopeful and happy lives. Clients often find that they achieve very positive changes in 5-6 sessions.
It is important for anyone considering counselling/ therapy that they feel comfortable with their counsellor/therapist. For this reason, I am happy to speak with clients prior to making an appointment so that I can answer any questions/queries about my practice and how they might benefit. There is no charge for this consultation.