- MA. in Relationship Therapy
- Experienced counsellor with Relate
- Qualified in Couple Therapy for Depression; working with IAPT
- Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- MSc. in Public Relations and Communications
- BA Hons. in Politics
How I work – theoretical approach: I am an integrative therapist in that I work both systemically with the familial, cultural and social circumstances of how problems emerge and how we communicate in relationships, and psycho-dynamically to identify some of the unconscious drivers that may be affecting how we form and maintain relationships, and how we face problems more generally. I work collaboratively with my clients and can work both on a short-term and long-term basis dependant on their needs. My role is to actively enable my clients to realise self- knowledge and their own expertise to help solve problems.
How I work – ethics and confidentiality: I work to the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and have regular Criminal Records Bureau checks. I comply with data protection legislation and maintain the security of all client information. I would not normally share information from or about my clients except in very exceptional circumstances where there was good reason to be concerned about issues of safety, particularly if these related to a vulnerable individual. As an ethical practitioner, I receive regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidance, where client confidentiality is always maintained.
My background: Prior to becoming a relationship therapist, I was a communications and PR consultant for more than 17 years in the UK and overseas. I worked with a range of businesses and organisations advising on how they might be better understood by their customers and stakeholders; ultimately helping them to communicate and engage with them more effectively. At its heart, communications is a people, relationships and storytelling business and I have often found my experience within this collaborative and consultative environment invaluable in my work as a therapist.