About this Service
So, what’s it like to work with me? I really enjoy assisting people move from struggle to strength, with practical, encouraging and down to earth teamwork! My approach is based on the most effective practices and techniques that I’ve fine-tuned through 20 years’ experience, continuous training, research geekiness, and feedback from all my inspiring, courageous clients. Enabling people live their lives with empowerment, freedom, connection and wellbeing is something I’m passionate about!
Whatever you’re struggling with, I can help you: respond to challenges constructively and creatively; heal from hurt, trauma or loss; build greater confidence, clarity of direction and practical success; and enhance the way you relate to yourself and other people. A key aspect is learning to handle difficult thoughts and feelings, quickly spot and step out of unhelpful patterns before they escalate in vicious circles, and take concrete action that’s most likely to make a valuable difference to your life.
You’ll find teamwork with me to be tailored to YOU and really suportive to your unique development, as well as surprisingly fun I hope! I can teach you a broad range of super-useful skills, and how to realistically apply them even in the toughest of situations. One of my key aims is to help my clients develop the resources to handle life’s complexity, uncertainty, and bitter-sweetness with more resilience. We can also create a “quick access tool kit” for use with specific triggers and pressures, so you can maintain positive change for the long game.
You’re welcome to take advantage of a free 30 min phone consultation. Being open is key to the way I work, so you’re welcome to ask any questions that will help you find a good therapy match.
Treatment and Specialisation Areas
- Anger Issues
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E.
- Chronic Pain/Pain Management
- LGBT Friendly
- Occupational Issues
- Physical Health Problems
- Problem Solving
- Self Esteem
- Sleep Disorders
- Stress Management
Primary Client Groups
- Adults Age 18+
- Direct Contact from Patient
- Employers of Patients
- Health Professionals
- Legal Professionals
- Medical Insurance
I’ve worked in therapy services for 20 years, with a focus on helping people successfully identify and address their core needs and values in their work and career, health and wellbeing, love life, family, friendships and community, and handle bereavement, change, transition, recovery. I’m registered with AXA, AVIVA, Cigna, WPA and BUPA.
My core qualifications are: BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (1998) Masters Level Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2005) Diploma in Therapons Belief Therapy for Addictions (2007) Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Adults (2009) Advanced training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2011-15) Advanced training in Compassion Focussed Therapy (2016)
I think its important to work in a genuinely holistic way, so I’ve a long list of training in other specific models to draw on – from assertiveness training to Tantra to 15 years of mindfulness practice! I teach my clients great methods to stay centred and engaged in the present, rather than getting caught in painful loops of worry, avoidance, over analysis, blame and regret.