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I provide an independent, confidential and caring therapeutic service for individuals and couples that need to talk things over and make sense of life experiences. I aim to provide an inclusive service irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, or disability. In addition I offer Life Coaching, Professional Supervision and Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy.Walk and talk therapy which can often decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Critical Incidents and onsite support and counselling available for companies and organisations. This can be for individuals and groups. Support for managers and debriefing meetings.
I am an experienced Counsellor, Therapist, Life Coach, Supervisor and Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapist. Accredited Practitioner of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work according to their Codes of Ethics, Confidentiality and Good Practice. I'm also a registered member of EAGALA
This year I celebrate 20 years experience in this field, In my private practice, I offer counselling and therapy to individuals, children and young people, couples / same sex couples. People come to counselling & therapy for a wide range of reasons .
Demystifying Counselling and Psychotherapy
By talking things over and making sense of life experiences individuals and couples can learn to understand themselves and make the changes you want in your life. Counselling and psychotherapy helps you to process:
What you do and why you do it. Through therapy you can revisit repeating patterns, break cycles of behaviour that are no longer helpful to you and live your life in control and empowered.
Through the therapeutic relationship you can unpick difficulties that feel stuck and free yourself to do something different.
Therapy offers you an opportunity to improve your mind and mood, piecing it all together.
Counselling is a process which can help you to identify the " if's, maybe's, could be's" reduce the feelings of "being out of control" and the symptoms of anxiety and guilt. leaving you feeling positive, free of these negative feelings and ready to embrace your life.
I use a combination of different therapeutic styles to suit your needs. For example, I use a blend of Transactional Analysis and Relate methodologies. This helps you to make sense of what you do and why you do it, enabling you to identify the changes you want to make, moving your life in a positive direction. Brief Focus Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provide an alternative process where its problem solving strategies are focused in the “here and now.”
Equine assisted therapy is an alternative way of working in the unique and present space. Horses have a wonderful way of showing us how to behave in the now and decluttering our thought proceses. They are fabulous role models for the enquiring mind enabling you to find your own solutions using your own internal resources.
I aim to provide counselling and therapy to encourage people to feel good about themselves and to support them in making positive decisions for their future. Through a therapeutic relationship we can work together on issues that you choose to bring and work in a safe environment for change.
Areas of interest
• Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) • HIV / AIDS • Alcohol / drug dependency • Adolescent mental health • Anxiety disorders • Bereavement • Depression • Individual therapy • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Eating disorders • Family therapy • Major trauma • Children (7-11 years of age) • post sexual abuse; Relationship problems; Counsellor;low self esteem and lack of confidence
equine assisted therapy; therapy outdoors, walk and talk therapy and counselling
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
- MA Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Leeds University 2005
Affiliations / memberships
MBACP accred. Membership Number: 517749
UKCP registered Membership Number: 05157308