I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, EMDR Level I Therapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with couples, individuals and parents.
I work at my private practice in two locations (Newbury and Reading) and I provide easily accessible online therapy. I am also a group therapist for parent & baby groups at Home-Start West-Berkshire. 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 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 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:
EMDR Level I Practitioner
Certification with ICEEFT in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy registered on the Voluntary Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.)
Full member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
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 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
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 Therapist directory
Thatcham/Newbury Will Smither
Reading Mind Garden Therapy
Tunbridge Wells Active Listener
Counselling for couples in Newbury, Reading and online therapy. Therapist for Kingsclere, Highclere, Hungerford, Thatcham, Basingstoke and surroundings.