ABOUT ME

I practise as a face-to-face and online integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means that I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to suit the individuality of my clients. This may include the use of creative materials and resources, which can sometimes really help people to express themselves, especially when the subject matter is very difficult or confusing. I work with couples, adults, teenagers, children and parents.

 

I believe that therapy gives you the opportunity to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others and gives you the chance to look at your life and your circumstances through a different lens. The success of the process lies within the therapeutic relationship and being able to express your deepest concerns in a safe and supportive environment. I believe that everyone has a natural drive towards contentment and fulfilment but there may be obstacles along the way and sometimes these can be difficult to define and understand. Therapy can help you understand and identify the issues you are facing and so enabling you to start to think differently and make positive changes to your life.

I have previously worked as a secondary school teacher before training to become a child and adolescent therapist. I now have over 12 years of experience of working with children, adolescents, adults, parents and couples in both schools, therapeutic organisations and in private practice. I also work as a clinical supervisor with counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health workers who work in schools, mental health organisations and in private practice.

 

Qualifications

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) Secondary Mathematics

MEd in The Theory and Application of Counselling from Cambridge University

MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University.

Diploma in Couples Therapy from the Relational Academy

Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural  Skills from the Centre for Stress Management

EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Leaning Association) Part I and II for practising in Equine Therapy

Diploma in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision from Terapia

I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Experience

Therapist for the Parenting Under Pressure Program delivered by the Tavistock Centre for Couples Relationships

Child Psychotherapist at a Cambridgeshire Infants School

Secondary School Child and Adolescent Therapist for schools in Harlow and Cambridge

Visiting Speaker in schools to A Level students of Psychology

Course provider on Mental Health Awareness and Management in both Schools and Businesses

Psychotherapist for Cambridge Counselling Service

Psychotherapist working in private practice in Cambridge and Online

Clinical Supervisor for practitioners working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Parents and Couples