Professional membership & accreditation:
Registered Psychotherapist United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (05156931)
BA Hons English (Leeds University)
Post grad dip Health Education (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Diploma in Counselling (WPF North 1998)
MA (with distinction) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Sheffield University 2004)
I have over ten years experience of working as a psychotherapist in both the NHS and in a charity psychotherapy/counselling organisation.
I have knowledge and experience of a wide range of difficulties. I offer psychotherapy for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, problematic anger, problems with self esteem/self acceptance, bereavement, problems stemming from childhood (including childhood abuse, trauma, or loss), and stress (related, for example, to work, parenting or family problems).
My approach is psychoanalytic/psychodynamic which entails attuning to the particular difficulties of each person I work with. In essence, psychoanalytic approaches work from an understanding that thoughts and feelings we have pushed to the backs of our mind (or are unconscious of) contribute to our emotional or relationship difficulties: we may feel stuck, or that the same unwanted situation keeps happening for us.
The relationship with the therapist is important in this form of therapy: it is used to provide a dependable space to think together, and it also can be used as a means of exploring difficulties.
One-to-one psychotherapy for adults. Weekly sessions, lasting 50 minutes. My fee is £50.00 per session.
Thursday evenings (5pm, 6 pm, 7pm) at Northpoint Wellbeing, Leeds Bridge House.