I have an honours degree (Drama as therapy in my third year thesis) from Middlesex University (1979) and an Ordinary degree (psychology based) from The O.U. (1976)
I have post graduate 3 year certificate from Relate in couple therapy (1994 -97) as well as a post graduate diploma in Psychosexual psychotherapy (1997 -98). I also have certification in T.A. and Medical Hypnosis (which I use for guided visualisation and relaxation).
I worked as a couple therapist and then as an independant Consultant for Pennine Relate (14 years).
My NHS work was within Liaison Psychiatry as a psychotherapist in the Psychosexual Medicine Service at Leeds General Infirmary (10 years).
I am an accredited member of The College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT).
I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I am a registered member ofBritish Society of Clinical and Aceademic Hypnosis. (BSCAH)... although please note I am NOT a hypnotherapist.
I strictly adhere to the principles and ethics expected by all three of my professional organisations.
I have run a private practise since the year 2000.
I specialise in trauma work and historical (usually childhood) abuse, using inner child work to explore, identify and heal.
My work typically involves he client and myself using the therapeutic 'partnership' to create opportunity for the client to re-parent the self. This work targets pockets of entrenched and long running defence systems which no longer really help, but instead, hinder. It is positively creative with low self worth and shame based behaviours. It encompasses all the accompanying issues of loss and grief, lost trust and betrayal.
I have a lot of experience and success with complicated bereavement difficulties and compassionate understanding of the sudden death of a loved one.
Other areas of expertise include:-
Problems with relationships of all kinds.
Sexual dysfunction or problems.
Self confidence / self esteem.
Work related issues.
I work in an eclectic way and always collaboratively with the client. I do not believe in hierarchy and base all my interaction on equality of being within the counselling room. In other words... if you have a difficulty, we find a way to put our heads together and solve it or manage it. You are the expert on yourself - I hold the expertise to facilitate change.
Having faced the problem of 'which therapist to choose', myself, in the past, I encourage all potential clients to make an independant decision regarding any further, future ntments. No one should feel any pressure to make further appointments with any therapist: Therefore, at the end of our assessment session, no further appointment will be suggested. Once you have returned home you will have time to reflect on the experience you have had and.decide if would like to work with me. If that is the case, a further appointment can be made by contacting me for an ongoing appointment.
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Emotional Freedom Technique||In Person||£60 per 50 minutes|
|Sex Therapy||In Person||£60 per 50 minutes|
|Relationship Therapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
I charge £60.00 per session. For most psychotheraputic and couple sessions, the session is a full 60 minutes in length... PLEASE NOTE - The first session is an assessment, which lasts up to 90 minutes. Sex therapy and EFT are 50 minute sessions. I leave 30 minutes in between each client so 'coming and going' is less pressured and you will not meet other clients at the door.