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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020
I am a BACP Accredited therapist (adults) also UKCP registered as a Psychotherapeutic Counseller with the College of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies. I have worked in many settings including NHS IAPT, Third Sector agencies and Primary and Secondary schools as a parent and child therapist.
I currently offer Online Counselling in response to current events through Zoom (download free from google playstore), WhatsApp or telephone.
It is important to me that people feel accepted and safe with me at what is most likely a vulnerable time and I work at my client's pace to build a trusting, confidential relationship The Centre I work in is dedicated to talking therapies and other holistic interventions and provides a relaxing, welcoming environment and a quiet space to wait.
I am a Relational Practitioner and look at how past relationships may be impacting on the present to help the people I see gain greater clarity about their current situations. I also use more cognitive models and the Rewind Technique to help people to deal with trauma. I am interested in sand tray work which can be a useful intervention to help those that overthink to access their emotions. I work collaboratively with my clients to tailor the work to their needs. With younger clients I use Play Therapy techniques depending on age.
You may be at a crossroads in your life, have experienced a life event such as bereavement, redundancy, divorce or retirement or be in need of a space to share what you are going through. Maybe you have felt unhappy all of your life and don't know why? These things can be explored safely in therapy to help you understand yourself and your situation better and to get what you want from life.
I see private clients between 1-8pm on Thursdays and between 9-5 on Fridays. I work as a school and parent therapist Mon to Wed.
Areas of interest
I work with adults, children and young people.
I can help with:
Abuse;Anxiety;Bereavement;Depression; Loss; Post-traumatic stress;Trauma;Service veterans;ADD / ADHD;Asperger syndrome;Health related issues;Cultural issues;Identity issues;Men's issues;Self esteem;Sexual identity; Sexuality;Women's issues;Child related issues;Infertility;Pregnancy related issues;Relationships;Redundancy;Stress;Work related issues.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Practice: http://theoldsurgeryleeds.co.uk
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Children and Adolescents Northern Guild of Psychotherapy 2016
- HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Leeds Beckett University 2012
- Rewind Trauma Therapy International Association for Rewind Therapy Technique 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- UKCP College of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies registered, 2016
- BACP Registered and Accredited, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
UKCP registered with the College of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies