As an experienced therapist, I provide counselling and psychotherapy using various approaches and adapt the therapy to your specific needs and difficulties. I work in a client-centred approach, which means I will incorporate all of my experience and knowledge in various therapeutic approaches to tailor the system to your specific needs. This includes and is not limited to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mentalization and Cognitive Therapies, Mindfulness as well as Integrative Psychotherapy, which I am currently training in at the MSc level.
Finding and choosing a therapist can feel like a big step, particularly if you have struggled with your difficulties for a while. Its important to find a therapist with whom you feel able to to be open with and who you think can help you. I offer prospective clients a free 20 minute consultation in the first instance. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little and for me to understand your difficulties and reasons for seeking therapy. During this call you can also get a feel for how I work and ask any questions you might have. If we both feel we can work together we’ll arrange a first appointment to begin therapy. If I don’t feel we can work together I will explain why – normally this is because I will not have the skills or training to help you work on your difficulties and towards your goals.
I have over 10 years experience in the field of mental health both within the NHS and private sector, working in both inpatient and community mental health settings as well as therapeutic communities. Previously, I held positions within senior management of a large blue-chip retailer.
I currently work in the NHS specialising in the treatment of complex trauma and personality disorders. I am also a clinical supervisor for DBT therapists and trainees
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