I am a proud passionate qualified BACP Accredited online counsellor, online psychotherapist and online relationship practitioner.
Part of being human is that we can all be challenged with relationships and life events.
I trained as a counsellor as, having worked with people all my life, I know we are all capable of living a fulfilled life.
I believe in change and I believe that leopards can change their spots if they want to.
I have over 35 years’ experience of working with relationship and I am very personable believing that ‘people buy people’. I have spent all my working life in people facing roles in the corporate world with the last 15 years specifically in the mental health field.
My attributes are being friendly, passionate, calm, understanding, empathic, sincere, interested, fair, compassionate, non-judgemental, neutral, unbiased, committed, interactive, resilient, respectful and reflective.
BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
BA (Hons) Degree Counselling - Greenwich University
FdSc Degree Integrative Counselling - Greenwich University
NCFE 3 - Counselling Skills Theory
NCFE 2 - Counselling (Helping) Skills
NCFE 1 - Interpersonal Skills
Additional Couple Qualifications
Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy - COSRT
Graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute (integrating Attachment Theory, Differentiation Theory and Neuroscience)
How to Work Safely and Ethically with Online Clients
Moving Your Practice Online (Online Therapy Institute)
How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (Open University and BACP course)
Additional Training and Workshops informing my work include: -
The Fundamentals of Working with Couples (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Working With Couples: Dealing with Affairs (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Communication and Difference (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Meeting Partners Needs (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Couples in Conflict (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Sex Arousal and Ageing (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, COSRT)
Introduction to use of Attachment Theory When Working With Couples (International Attachment Network)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Workshop
Working with addiction: underlying causes
Recovery from Alcoholism (12 step program)
Addiction Informed Training (Dr Gabor Maté)
Relationships as mirrors of our trauma (Dr Gabor Maté and Esther Perel)
UK and European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
What's wrong with porn? The rising prevalance of sex and pornography addiction (Paula Hall)
Working with obesity - looking at food addiction and binge eating disorder
Body Image: Skin, Identity, and the Gaze in Psychotherapy (Linda Cundy and Dr Nicole Schnackenberg).
Treating Shame, Tools and Techniques
Working with Shame (Sue Parker Hall)
Avoidant Attachment: Shame and Defences Against Intimacy (Linda Cundy)
Exploring Sibling Relationships with an Attachment Perspective
The Neurobiology of Shame (Dan Siegal)
Sexualised Trauma and the Window of Tolerance
The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
Working With Survivors of Domestic Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (Dr Janina Fisher)
Rewind Technique (David Muss)
Working with Ritual Abuse
Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse (Christiane Sanderson)
Understanding Coercive Control (Professor Evan Stark)
Attachment and Well Being (Sir Richard Bowlby)
Understanding and Working with Anxiously Attached Clients (Linda Cundy)
Perspectives on Interpretation: What makes a good interpretation in Therapy?
Internal Family Systems (Dr Richard Schwartz)
Effective Anger Management Tools for Working with Men
7 Keys for Working Successfully with Men in Therapy (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
Effective Anger Management Tools for Working with Men
Loss models (Tonkins, Dual Process, Worden)
Working with Grief (David Kessler)
Working with Bereaved Clients
Narcissism & Echoism
Mental Health and working with depression and anxiety
Mindfulness (8 week course)
Working with Dreams
Adapting Therapy for People on the Autism Spectrum
Working with Vulnerable Adults
Plus many more and on-going continued professional development (CPD) and clinical supervision.
As a BACP member I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework which advises I have at least 30 hours CPD per year and a minimum of 90 minutes supervision a month (as a safe practitioner, believing there is much learning to do in this world, I exceed both requirements).
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Text / WhatsApp / Telephone Contact
Contact 07941 305511 to make an appointment.
Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.
Note that if your telephone number is unfamiliar to me, and you do not leave a message, I will not call you back as I am unaware of your individual situation.
I confirm that both my email account and voicemail are password protected and only accessible by me.
Not ready yet?
That is absolutely ok yet there is a saying 'nothing changes if nothing changes' so only by being brave and courageous will you experience change. I am happy to be alongside you why you transition.
Please know I work in Private Practice Monday - Friday and I will get back to you within these times.