About Me



My approach is to work with the developing relationship between myself and the client. Based on Bowlby's attachment theory in particular as well as other developmental theories, I believe that it is through the developing relationship between therapist and client that healing takes place.
I hold a particular interest in the area of trauma specifically early trauma and it's impact on the psyche and day to day functioning of the individual. I completed a year long training course (2016) in identity-oriented psychotrauma therapy based in London and led by Vivian Broughton and continue to attend workshops and study groups using this method of work.

My Training and Experience
I trained at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham where I gained a Masters degree (MSc) in Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling.
I completed a 1 year IoPT (trauma) training course in 2016 with Vivian Broughton in London.
I am accredited with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). 

Qualifications
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
EMDR Therapist 
Advanced Diploma in Family Systems Therapy
Post graduate certificate in Emotional Education
TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)
Introduction to Gestalt Psychotherapy
BSc in Nursing
Sleep Practitioner

Continuing Professional Development
Training I have recently attended includes:
  • EMDR / Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (currently in training, 2017)
  • 5 day training course held in Munich (2016) in the IoPT method (trauma work) run by Franz Rupert, author of Early Trauma
  • Anger Rage and Relationship. 3 day workshop with Sue Parker Hall
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer: Training course with Babette Rothschild (author of The Body Remembers)
  • Family Systems Constellations Workshop: Group workshops with Vivian Broughton (author of The Heart of Things)
  • Personality Disorders Training: Training course run by KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Frameworks)
  • Working Therapeutically with clients with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
I continue to develop my knowledge and skills by undertaking regular continuing professional development through training and supervision which is required as part of my practice. I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to its strict code of ethics and professional practice, and to that provided by the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI).