It can feel daunting asking for help; discussing your most personal, painful life experiences with another. I am here to help you develop an insight in to why you feel the way you do and together we can make you feel understood, supported, safe and validated.
I do not believe that people have issues, I believe that they have issues in relating to their world. Through our work together, I will assist you in exploring the patterns that you follow in your life. This exploration will seek to see where the psychological distress may form and work together to find new ways of being that can relieve this.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about your issues. I have had some of the best training available and over 14 years of experience of client work in a variety of settings and managed regional counselling services for nationally recognised mental health charities in MIND. I have also worked within an NHS setting in both psychiatric and forensic hospitals as well as the world famous Priory Clinic. Our relationship is a key element to your development and that is why the first session will be used to make sure that we can work together. I have a private practice in Nottingham NG5. It has a car park and on street parking nearby and well served by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied for a number of years and have been fortunate to have obtained some of the best training available at the Internationally renowned Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, where I studied at both BSc and Masters level.
I have had considerable experience with over 14 years of working with clients at a variety of settings, including NHS and the charitable sector.
I am accredited by and listed on the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and work to their ethical framework. I am also listed on both Psychology Today and Counselling Directory. I attend regular clinical supervision as well as Personal Development training to ensure I am up to date with the latest research.
Some of the issues I deal with are:-
Generalised Anxiety disorders
Trauma and PTSD
This list is not exhaustive so if you have something in mind, please ask.
I have a special interest in issues of self-esteem and in Trauma & PTSD and in working with the Emergency Services and the Armed Forces
I am also an approved Psychotherapist for the following insurance companies:
Aviva Healthcare Insurance
Please contact me if you have any questions about using your private healthcare insurance.