Firstly, I must say that I am a fairly private person and if it was left to me I would not have a picture of myself on this site! The creation of my own website is unavoidable from a business perspective but I know very little about social media. I have a web designer who helps me with that side of things and with the technical aspects of maintaining a website. However, I have enjoyed picking all the pictures/images for this site and all the writing, except if it is connected with anything to do with social media such as twitter, is mine.

Beautiful sunset over the sea with a view at palms on the white
Beautiful sunset over the sea

I have been working full-time as a psychotherapist since 2002 and have over 11,000 clinical hours of experience. I offer not only a huge depth of experience as a Senior Psychotherapist with a community mental health team (CMHT) within the NHS and as a psychotherapist in private practice but, as I have an unusual dual accreditation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy, I am uniquely placed to offer a flexible and powerful approach to psychotherapy. I now also incorporate Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) into my work, and also Schema Therapy.

I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy based on my training in a number of different models. This approach is underpinned by a psychoanalytic understanding of human development, motivation and behaviour. Although research has overwhelmingly proven that past attachments styles shape our identity, the type of therapy I offer concentrates on what is happening for the client now in their lives and/or how they react in the therapy itself, with a view to altering, mostly in small subtle ways, aspects of who they are. Some of the issues I currently work with include:

• emotional numbness & feelings of emptiness
• lack of a secure identity & search for meaning in life
• trauma/shame
• OCD and obsessional thinking
• relationship difficulties
• grief
• anger
• anxiety
• depression

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Painting sunset, sea and tree, wallpaper landscape, color collag

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