My life changed when I became liberated from the inner messages of “not being good enough” and thinking people would reject me if I was honest or judge me if I showed my feelings. I had spent years running from feelings not that I understood this. It was only when I accepted that there were no good or bad feelings as they were all part of who I was, and that feelings are a source of knowledge did I begin to get close to them and heal. As I began to express myself freely the ever present critical messages faded away as did my constant companions of being scared and anxious, and all my relationships flourished.
I now bring all of me, my experiences and an understanding of how the past can silently continue to affect you today even when you cannot make any link to your problems, and an approach deeply rooted in psychological and therapeutic knowledge. No guess work.
Experience and training
I am a registered Integrative therapist (BACP) trained in counselling and psychotherapy, relationship counselling and group therapy. I came into counselling following the help I needed, in 2006 and having spent my first 5 years with organisations such as MIND i then set up my own practice in Caterham.
There is a list of some of the issues I regularly help with on the “Individual counselling” page, here.
I also run group workshop days on topics as diverse as conflict resolution, parenting, advanced communication, leadership, creating intimacy and for those looking to get more from their relationships.
I am trained in the following therapy types:
- Systemic (for couples and relationships)
- Trauma and recovery, including PTSD.
- Transactional Analysis ( for individuals & relationships)
- Person Centred
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Negative Pattern Therapy
- Solution focused
- Anger Managment
- Group therapy
For those of you who would like more detail: click here.
- I hold professional indemnity insurance
- Abide by and exceed my professional bodies (BACP) code of ethics
- Continue with learning and training
- Never help beyond my area of competence