I work alongside individuals with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, behavioural and substance addictions, early trauma, disordered eating, body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria.
I have a background experience of working with language and communication impairments, autism and early attachment difficulties in children and young adults.
I am a qualified, BACP registered Psychodynamic Counsellor, and I offer therapy in person and online via zoom. I work alongside individuals with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, behavioural and substance addictions, early trauma, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria and sexuality. Prior to qualifying as a psychodynamic counsellor, I have many years’ experience as a teacher and keyworker for children and young adults with language and communication impairments, autism and early attachment difficulties.
My philosophy is influenced by my belief in a relational approach and an understanding that the therapeutic relationship is core to enabling growth and development. My practice draws on the psychodynamic understanding that our early experiences have an impact upon our current relationships with others and that many of our emotional processes are functioning on an unconscious level and may give cause to internal conflicts and anxieties of which we are not fully aware.
I value the importance of offering a warm and trusting space in which together and with compassion we can be curious, think about and make sense of our feelings; and collaboratively explore creating new meanings and the fostering of healthy relationships with the self and others.
Summary Terms of Agreement
Nature of contract: Written therapy agreement provided ahead of first session and discussed during session.
Payment terms: Fee and payment method (weekly payment by bank transfer or monthly invoice payable at the end of the month) agreed in first session.
Cancellation policy: 72 hours advance notice required to reschedule sessions.
Missed session policy: A minimum of two weeks’ notice for all missed sessions. Sessions cancelled with less than this required notice are chargeable at the full fee.
Other: Therapy is a regular weekly commitment and excepting planned holidays, sessions will be rescheduled or moved online whenever possible to accommodate weekly attendance.