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Certified By: BACP
From: United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Mood, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Stress
Target Age Group: Adult
Therapist Since: 21/11/2014

About Me

If you’re looking for an approachable and experienced online private therapist, please get in touch.  I offer a confidential and professional service and am a respectful and ethical practitioner with extensive training and experience in both mental health and charitable settings. However, you don’t have to be experiencing specific mental health issues to seek out therapy, it also offers an opportunity for all of us to gain self-awareness and skills that enrich our life and relationships.

I’ve had specific training to work as an online therapist via webcam so you can be confident you’re in safe hands.  I’ll ask you a few questions by email before your first session just to check that online therapy is right for you.

I also offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism.

My Experience

My experience is broad, starting from being an early career as a carer for looked after children and adults with disabilities, an assistant psychologist in childrens’ services and working in forensic settings with the probation service.  My background in psychology led to working as a counsellor then a psychological therapist in both primary and secondary mental health care settings.  I have experience working with both sides of domestic violence and have been a group leader for groupwork with men who are violent to women as well as a therapist supporting victims of domestic abuse.

My clinical experience includes working in bereavement counselling, adult mental health, adults with learning disabilities and autism.  I run training events for counsellors, particularly around bereavement, grief and traumatic grief. Currently, alongside running my private practice, I’m working on a doctoral research study exploring how adults with autism experience bereavement.

My Approach

My approach to therapy and life is ‘existential’ and I’m registered with the BACP as an existential counsellor and psychotherapist.  All this really means is that I believe all aspects of our lives are interconnected and that beneath the everyday struggles and anxieties we face, lie our broader concerns about life and how we create meaning and a sense of purpose for ourselves.

I have worked across different settings and in different modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, existential psychotherapy, grief counselling and counselling psychology.  My approach incorporates elements of mindfulness and focusing oriented psychotherapy which means sessions offer you an opportunity to stop and notice how you’re experiencing and responding to what’s happening in your life.  I believe that you hold the knowledge of what the next step in life needs to be for yourself.  Tailoring my approach means that I can draw on different ways of helping you to make sense of what’s happening in your life.

Most importantly, I value an egalitarian and collaborative approach to working with you and provide a space where you can be free to be truly open with me.