I am an experienced HCPC & MBACP accredited psychotherapist. I work in private practice and in different capacities in the NHS. I specialise in working with anxiety, addiction and depression. I also work with those people who identify/or are coming to identify as LGBTQI and issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
I am passionate about my work with older people, those with early diagnosis of dementia or life changing physical illness. The work can often focus on supporting people to develop the skills of trusting the body by learning to befriend the difficult sensations as well as trusting the good that is inherent within us.
I have spent many years working with the body as a tool for communication in previous work as a dancer. The skills I have developed there have been invaluable in my work at a therapist. I have undertaken training in many modalities that focus on strengthening the connection of our body-mind system and how best to tap into the body’s wisdom in order to resource ourselves in difficult times.
I am currently undertaking additional training in Somatic Experiencing, which combines neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma. This is a new exciting field of development within Psychotherapy.
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
DIP Therapeutic Application of the Arts
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing (current Training)
Catt Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment (training level 1 and 2)
Assist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
as part of my training I worked with the following organisations and I regularly work in the NHS in various capacities.