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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist. My counselling career started over 20 years ago. My first clients were victims of serious crime through Victim Support and the Police. I was employed at SCILL (Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning) counselling clients with disabilities. I ran "Stress Management" and "Making the Most of your Memory" courses to help clients deal with the stress related to their disabilities and the impact it had on their families and friends and memory loss after head injuries and strokes.
I helped to set up Headwa Sutton as a Director, running meetings, supporting members and counselling clients who had had serious head injuries after accidents. In particular clients who had lost their sight damaged through the head injury. Sadly the Sutton Branch had to be closed some time ago.
I have been in private practise for many years. It allows me to see clients when needed and do home visits if the client is not mobile or are blind.
I see clients of all ages from 8 years to 90 years and couples. I attend critical incidents for debriefing and groups after sudden deaths or traumas in the workplace.
My interest also are early Dementia and or Parkinson's helping clients come to terms with their diagnosis and helping them with short term memory. Clients with Fibromyalgia POTS and or ME who find it hard to get help or support from the NHS.
Although I see a lot of clients who have serious mental health problems I also see clients who are going through depression and or anxiety. This could be through relationship break ups, Coming to terms with having a disabled child and the impact on all the family. Workplace stresses and coping with the effects Covid has had on their working and home life.
Areas of interest
Clients aged 8 to 90 years of age with mild to serious conditions you would like help with.
Individual therapy; Couples; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Psychosis; Bereavement; Adolescent; Mental health; Anxiety disorders; Depression; Eating disorders; Major trauma; Alcohol/drugs dependency; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Disability; Victims of serious crimes; Domestic violence; Sight problems (coming to terms with sight loss); Fibromyalgia; ME; MS; POTS; Dementia; Parkinson's;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Rheumatological conditions
- Sight Loss
- panic attacks
- prostrate cancer
- visualy impaired
- Head injuries
My personal interest are supporting people with disabilities in particular visual impairment and have growth problems connected with visual and pituitary malfunctions. MS and dementia.
I am a volunteer for Croydon Cats Protection as a Homing Officer and Health Watch Sutton to help improve the quality of Hospitals, Care/Nursing Homes and GP surgeries in the local area.
I support RNIB, Guide Dogs, The Pituitary Foundation, Age UK, Headway, Victim Support .
Managing your Memory
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