- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Video & Telephone remote therapy sessions
I have extensive experience of working with people who are experiencing mental health and life difficulties. I am a registered CAT psychotherapist and accredited traininig supervisor in CAT.
My appraoch is to help people better understand the origins of their difficulties and to explore ways of creating meaningful change to those areas which are problematic. To work towards this goal I believe building a clear picture of the issues and giving space for these to be unpacked and attuned to and thought about is central. I use CAT letters and diagrams to help in this process. As a HCPC registed art psychotherapist I also bring art making into the exploration, if people wish to use this non verbal medium.
Areas of interest
I have over 20 years experince as a psychotherapist specialising in adult mental health. I specialise in time-limited and longer term therapy . I offer CAT and art psychotherapy as separate treatments or combine the two methods.
My approach is supportive whilst aiming to unpack and make sesne of painful themes for the individual. CAT explores interpersonal procedures. The heart of CAT is to provide a safe space to be listened to and to to be understood and empowered in healthy ways.
Art Psychotherapy involves using art media to explore feelings and thoughts.No previous artistic skill required.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
I am currently co authoring about about time- limited art psychotherapy where I discuss its integration with CAT.
I enjoy reading, yoga and bird watching apart from my professinoal interests
I have articles and letters published in Reformulation; The Journal of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists;
I have also had articles published in The Internationla Journal for Art Therapy and a chapter in the book; Drawing on Difference , edited by Mier Rees.
Courses offered to GPs
I would be happy to offer talks to GPs about CAT and / or Art Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy; CAT University of London 2003
- MA Art Psychotherapy University of Hertfordshire 1988
- PGCE and Art Psychotherapy Acreditation Birmingham College of Art and Education 1983
- BA Hons 2.1 Fine Art University of Portsmouth 1981
- Solution Focused Therapy In house NHS training 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- ACAT register, 2001
- BAAT register, 1982
- UKCP, 2013
- HCPC, 1996
- BPS, 2013
- 24 Minister CourtFrogmoreHertfordshire
- 10:00 - 20:30
- 07796 197090
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychotherapy session - (1-5)
Neurotic Disorders | Anxiety disorders; Acrophobia; Agoraphobia; Anxiety Neurosis; Anxiety State, Acute; Anxiety, Reactive; Claustrophobia; Depression, Following Trauma, I.E. Brain damage; Hypochondria; Hysteria; Nervous Debility; Neurasthenia; Neurosis, Obsessional; Obsessive, Compulsive Disorders; Phobias