I am an experienced Psychologist specialising in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling Psychologists use a number of different therapeutic approaches depending on what approach suits a particular client. They will be trained to interpret and apply the results of research and psychometric tests. Counselling Psychologists can address problems of a psychological nature through the use of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy involves an interaction between the client and counsellor which usually involves talking therapy. Sometimes it can make use of other mediums of communication such as drawing or play therapy, depending on what the client needs and feels comfortable with.
The first session I offer will be an assessment session where you can explain your problems and I will take a case history and discuss with you how the work might proceed. This process is collaborative. I will listen to what you feel comfortable with and encourage your views on how we may begin the work. My outlook is flexible and I review the way of working to see how you feel about your problems as we continue the therapy together.
I have worked in trauma and crime through the voluntary and private sectors. I also have experience with addiction problems, depression, stress and anxiety. I have worked with LGBT clients, relationship issues and bereavement.
My qualification background includes an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Bristol in 1986, a Master of Science from the Open University in Psychology in 2006, Certificate in Ministry Studies, University of Bangor, 2008, Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton 2009, Postgraduate Diploma in The Practice of Counselling Psychology, 2010, Certificate in Understanding Trauma Principles and Practice, The Tavistock Clinic 2012.