I hold a postgraduate qualification in Psychotherapy, and a diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild. Age 40, I have practiced psychotherapy and counselling for over seven years.
I am analytically minded and my aim is to encourage the articulation of thoughts and feelings. Subject to our goals I will question, interpret or challenge with regard, respect and humour always valuing the importance of working towards an authentic, secure therapeutic relationship.
Together as we build a picture of your situation and its meaning we will identify what may be confused or misconceived. We can name, come to understand and safely work with emptiness, numbness, shame, guilt, anger or fear.
With an individual, person centred approach, I will utilise and share with you a range of theories in an integrative way. I favour psychodynamic methods and Transactional Analysis, which provides an intuitive set of concepts to develop an understanding of how and why you function the way you do.