I work from my private practice in two locations (Newbury and Maidenhead) and I am also a group therapist for parent & baby group at Home-Start UK. I continue to learn and keep my skills fresh through continued professional development courses. This year I have focused on couples therapy and perinatal counselling. I also write articles and share other therapeutic resources on my Facebook Page. Please have a look and I hope you can find something inspiring for yourself.
My approach to therapy is awareness and change oriented. After further advanced training, I bring to my counselling practice Emotionally Focused Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy techniques, which have been validated by an extensive body of research proving their effectiveness.
Originally I trained in Integrative Humanistic Counselling at the Iron Mill College in Exeter. Before starting the private practice in Newbury I gained valuable experience in two community clinics in London, where I developed skills for both an open-ended, longer form of therapy and focused, short-time counselling.
I also worked with university students, primary school children and people in the midst of a suicidal crisis at the Suicidal Respite Centre in London. As a result, I am experienced in seeing a great variety of clients presenting a wide range of issues for either 6 to 12 sessions or well over a year.
Professional Body Memberships and Qualifications:
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered on the Voluntary Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Reg. MBACP)
Full member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Member of Global Prenatal Initiative in partnership with a United Nations agency
Member of Parenting UK
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited course
Certificate in Counselling
Further Training (CPD):
Infant Mental Health (IMHOL), Warwick University - in progress
Core Skills Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with ICEEFT
Healing Shame in Couples with Body Psychotherapy USA
Externship in EFT-Couples Therapy with ICEEFT
ISTDP Case Study with Jon Frederickson
Relational depth in online therapy, BACP conference
Facilitating Effective Group Work with Gestalt Centre
Trauma-Focused CBT with Anna Freud Centre
Working with Depression and PTSD with Mind
From Attachment Theory to Clinical Practice with Bowlby Centre
As a keen networker I am always pleased to make professional connections with other therapists, so I can recommend counsellors in your local area, such as:
Tunbridge Wells Active Listener
Counselling for couples and individuals in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. Therapist for Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham, Basingstoke, Marlborough, Andover and surroundings.