I am an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Hypnosis and use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required. This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing the uniqueness and strengths of clients, with a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering the client and working as a team with equal power where the client is always in control of their work and fully informed.
I have worked with a wide range of anxiety presentations, such as performance anxiety, panic disorder, worry, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, phobias and other anxiety related difficulties. I work with mood disorders (depression/MDD and dysthymia etc), grief, trauma, complex trauma, life transitions, conflict resolution, self-esteem, bullying, sleep disturbance, sexual difficulties, relationships, organisational conflict and other relational problems. The work may also involve screening for more pervasive conditions. I also work with difficulties specific to religious, cultural and LGBTQA+ communities. It's not just about working with distress and problems, but some aspects of work are aimed at improving the quality of life in a holistic manner and may include improving performance, lifestyle, lifeskills and goal setting. Sometimes difficulties result in a lack of skills or development and some work can be about rebuilding this to an extent. Areas of focus include working with stress, transgender issues and childhood sexual abuse (CSA).