I am a qualified Systemic Practitioner, specialising in family and couple’s work, and am currently completing my training in Body Psychotherapy: an experiential form of therapy bringing the body into the processing of emotional difficulties. I use my skills as a Biodynamic Massage Therapist to complement this process. Other methods I use in my work include Psychodynamic Counselling, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and a range of creative techniques.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists (ABMT) and am a member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
I have been working with people in a therapeutic capacity for over 7 years and have a lot of experience helping individuals and family groups overcome a wide range of difficulties.
Experience has taught me that there is no “one size fits all” in therapy and so I draw on different disciplines to offer tailored sessions that best suit your personality, needs and goals. My aim is to provide a holistic package that feels right and allows you to feel involved every step of the way. By encouraging feedback, we can ensure that the sessions feel continually helpful and that we are working in partnership.
I am passionate about my work and believe that psychotherapy can bring about positive and lasting change. To help you to achieve your goals and make the most out of life, I will offer a safe and non-judgmental environment, where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and actions. A body-oriented approach could also help you to tune into your body’s responses to difficulties past and present, as well as unconscious patterns that need resolution.
Areas that I have special interest and experience in include addiction, traumatic experiences and PTSD, relationship breakdown between couples or parents and children, sexual difficulties, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraine and psychosomatic/ medically unexplained symptoms.
Working with me will also be helpful as a complementary therapy if you are receiving treatment for a serious or progressive condition such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis.
My standard fee is £45 per session, though I do offer reduced rates to individuals on a low income.