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ABOUT ME

How I work

Each of us is unique and so I tailor my therapy to you. My aim is to create a secure, in-depth relationship with you, where I am emotionally present, genuine, empathic and non-judgemental. Our work together will be as a collaborative partnership. Research shows that it is the relationship that heals, regardless of the modality of the psychotherapy.

 

I work using the Relational model; an integrative approach where I am able to draw on many modalities such as person-centred and psychodynamic, as appropriate for each client. The premise of this model is that emotional wellbeing depends on having satisfying mutual relationships with others and that distress is often rooted in past and present relational patterns.

 

I love the opportunities this work provides for genuine connection; being fully present with another is both rare and satisfying. To be at my best for my clients and endeavour to bring this presence to every relationship, I have regular supervision (considered best practice) and a supportive mindfulness practice.

Before training in counselling & psychotherapy

I worked for a number of years in marketing, advertising and brand communications before training as a therapist; experiencing the cultures of both creative and corporate environments. I continue to work with a very small handful of business clients in my capacity as a brand consultant. I enjoy the fresh and different perspectives each role provides the other, such as understanding the pressures of a corporate environment. 

QUALIFICATIONS

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work safely and ethically in line with the BACP ethical framework. I also hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS)

Leeds Beckett University (BACP accredited course)

Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy

Certificate in counselling

BSc (Hons) Business    

Leeds City college

Manchester Metropolitan University

CPD

(Continued personal development)

I engage in regular training to ensure I am aware of the latest evidence-based ideas. Recent CPD includes:

Expert strategies for working with anxiety

The psychotherapy of unconscious relational patterns

Writing our way back – creative writing, trauma and psychotherapy

Complex trauma work during the first phase of recovery

Human diversity – encountering the ‘Other’ in psychotherapy

Eating disorders – shapes, sizes and stereotypes

Working with shame

Relational depth in counselling & psychotherapy

Goals in therapy – actualising our deepest desires

Introduction to Focusing

The process of feelings in a crisis

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