Having gone through many of my own difficulties in the past and being sceptical myself, I turned to counselling for help. I was amazed at the difference it made to all aspects of my life and this experience inspired me to train to be a psychotherapist so that I could help others in the same way. That was 17 years ago, and I am happy to say that I still love my work. I’m passionate about learning more both professionally and personally and I feel immensely privileged to be in the position to help others reach their full potential.I am a qualified psychotherapist for couples and individuals. I am trained in high intensity cognitive behavioural therapy which means that, in addition to counselling, I am able to offer evidence based interventions for a variety of difficulties including anxiety disorders and depression. If you are wondering what the difference is between counselling and CBT and which would be most suited for you please read the specific pages for each or contact me to talk it through.Most recently I have qualified as a certified Emotionally Focused Couples therapy (EFT). EFT is an evidence based couples therapy which was developed in the US and is slowly emerging as the gold standard couples therapy treatment in the UK too. In addition to my private practice I have worked in a number of schools throughout West Sussex helping children overcome emotional problems, run mindfulness groups and worked for the NHS adult mental health and eating disorders service as a psychological therapist.
Through my own personal and professional life, I am aware of how we can all experience a myriad of success and struggles from which my learning doesn’t stop! I feel passionate about therapy and counselling and believe in the capacity for us all to change how we live our lives if things are not working as we want them to. This can be the case even with the most difficult of experiences or pasts. I appreciate the courage it takes to explore ourselves and the patterns that may be repeated in our lives through this therapeutic process and feel privileged and humbled to be a part of people’s lives whilst we work together. As a qualified and accredited Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, Emotionally Focused Trained Therapist and Arts Psychotherapist with over 27 years’ experience I have worked therapeutically with people of all ages, abilities, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in many different settings including schools, hospitals, hospices, family centres, and for charitable organisations. Having trained in a variety of different psychotherapeutic theories and techniques including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Emotionally Focused Therapy, means I can tailor my approach to suit the needs of each person I work with. I am committed to helping you gain a deeper understanding of where you are in your life and finding a way forward to how you want your life to be, whatever your issue.
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