I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, EFT Supervisor-in-training and EMDR Therapist working with couples, individuals and parents.
Currently, I am continuing my professional development by studying for MSc in Attachment Studies at Roehampton University.
My private practice is based in Newbury and I provide easily accessible online therapy. I am also EFT Supervisor-in-training and Special Events Co-ordinator for British EFT Centre. I continue to learn and keep my skills fresh through continued professional development courses. This year I have focused on developing my skills in EMDR trauma therapy as well as assisting in training other counsellors to become couples therapists. I like to share every now and then 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 based on Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. After further advanced training, I bring to my counselling practice EMDR trauma therapy 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 UK & Ireland EMDR Association
Lifetime member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Full EMDR training accredited by EMDR International and EMDR Europe
Member of Global Prenatal Initiative in partnership with a United Nations agency
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited course
Certificate in Counselling
Further Training (CPD):
Infant Mental Health (IMHOL), Warwick University
Core Skills Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with ICEEFT
Healing Shame in Couples with Body Psychotherapy USA
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples with ICEEFT
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
I am always pleased to make professional connections to be able to recommend counsellors in your local area. Please see below:
UK based EFT Couples Therapists directory
Newbury/Salisbury Alex Dunnett
Newbury Dave Wakeham
Tunbridge Wells Active Listener
Counselling for couples in Newbury, Reading and online therapy. Therapist for Kingsclere, Highclere, Hungerford, Thatcham, Basingstoke and surroundings.