Approach and Qualifications
I am a qualified experienced Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with an MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, from a highly reputable leading training provider called Metanoia Institute London visit Metanoia for information on their training courses and workshops. I have been seeing clients since 2011 and I cover the Milton Keynes, Woburn Sands and Bedford areas. I am a registered member of BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership number: 00698316) and UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy membership number 2011163838) and I abide by their codes of ethics.
Working in an integrative way means I draw on a range of theories and methods where the emphasis is on the quality of the relationship, and that we all have unique family, cultural and life experiences. According to research findings a key influencing factor for a successful outcome in therapy is not related to the model or approach, it is more about the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist and how that relationship develops. So part of the way that I work is to focus on building a relationship with you, along with being curious and interested in the dynamics of our relationship and how we impact on each other.
I also believe that trauma, depression, obsessive ruminating thoughts, and anxiety arises out of relational experiences, whether that is with the self, or with others. These dynamics can affect how we perceive and react to others, which produces unhelpful patterns and ways of relating. The outcome is cycles of distress, anxiety, sadness, fear, anger and unhappiness.
I want to help you to achieve a greater understanding of what is going on for you so that you feel happier, assertive and more confident about who you are and what you want out of life.
I also work for the Open University as an Associate Lecturer, tutoring on counselling and psychotherapy based courses. Please visit the Open University if you are interested in finding out more about the range of counselling and psychology courses that are available.
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist, I have previously worked in the NHS, and the charitable sector in a managerial capacity, as well as in education too.
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including: depression; anxiety; stress; relationship issues; OCD; panic attacks; suicidal thoughts; trauma; addiction; work related issues; abuse (emotional, physical and sexual); victimisation; infidelity; betrayal; disability and illness; anger management; bereavement; and a wide range of other emotional and mental health problems. I have a particular interest in developmental trauma, along with betrayal and infidelity in relationships regardless of the role you have played in this dynamic.
City & Guilds 7307 Further and Adult Education Certificate
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Clinical Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
Advanced Clinical Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy - Woburn Sands - Milton Keynes - Bedford