Honesty and trust are very important ingredients in a therapeutic relationship. I attempt to live in a mutually inclusive relationship with clients; one that is not just thought about, but also shared. I endeavour to take more relational risks within the therapy, all the while trying to accept my own fallibility. We are after all two human beings in a room; both therapist and client need to be fully present and willing to be open in order to have a respectful relationship.
I work with adolescents, young people and adults. One of the key things that I try to demonstrate to a person is their own ability to survive and be empowered; by increasing awareness of their own resources. I hope to have a genuine engagement with my clients so that individuals may feel more able to accept the parts of themselves that they find unacceptable. I work long and short term with clients, depending on what issues are presented, the requests of the client and what is safe for them. I incorporate CBT, Mindfulness, SFBT and other creative approaches in to my work.
Service Clinical and Operational Management,
Critical Incident work and Psychological First Aid,
Training and Teaching,
Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder,
Sand Tray Therapy,
Short term NHS IAPT ‘Talking Therapies’,
Working with Children, Adolescents, Young People and Adults,
Long term and short term work,