Like many others in this field, therapy is a second career for me. For more than two decades I have worked as a journalist on national magazines and newspapers, also publishing several books. In recent years I began to specialise in emotional and psychological health, and training as a therapist was a natural progression. Before setting up in private practise, I worked as a counsellor for the Counselling Foundation in Bedford.
The world of therapy is changing rapidly and it no longer has to involve endless hours unpicking your childhood. I believe that in most cases significant change can happen fast in the right environment, and that you can start to feel better from the very first session.
Finding the right therapist can seem daunting. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist), and member of the BACP Coaching Division, and the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP). I abide by the BACP code of ethics which means I am committed to working safely, ethically and confidentially.
WHAT I OFFER
I’m an integrated therapist, which means I work with several techniques that complement each other. I believe that one-size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, and aim to offer a bespoke service for each client, based on my training in the following techniques:
Psychodynamic counselling is an open-ended style of therapy which unpicks how your past is affecting your present life, and looks at unhelpful patterns in your relationships. It’s a safe, confidential space to explore and gain insight into why you feel the way you do. Typical number of sessions: 20+
CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) looks at how the way you think affects the way you feel and behave, and how unhelpful patterns can hold you back from achieving your full potential or feeling content. Sessions are structured and include tasks or ‘homework’ between sessions. CBT is recommended by NICE as a first-line treatment for anxiety and depression. Typical number of sessions: 6-8
Therapeutic coaching bridges the gap between coaching and counselling and suits those looking for fast, effective results or the motivation to make changes. It helps you take a holistic view of what’s working and what isn’t in your life and set effective goals for moving forward. Typical number of sessions: 3-5.
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