How I Work
I am mainly influenced by my ongoing Relational Transactional Analysis training. I also draw from a range of theoretical approaches, including NLP and CBT. I will tailor my approach to your specific needs so that you can find a sense of balance in your life.
I am curious about how our unconscious processes drive us into life situations that present us with conflict, pain and unhappiness. I am also interested in our relationships with ourselves, and with others.
I am interested in the ways women use and abuse food to manage their psychological issues. I believe that there is a strong connection between physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health.
I consider how we work together to be as important as that which we work on. The nature of the therapeutic relationship between us acts as an arena for looking at your relationships in your life, and your relationship to life and health. I believe that there is a strong connection between physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health.
I am mainly influenced by my ongoing Transactional Analysis training, which incorporates both psychodynamic and cognitive elements. I also draw from, and integrate into my practice, a range of theoretical and practical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, including NLP, CBT and EMDR.
Training and Experience
I began counselling in 1995, gaining a Diploma and going on to work for eight years as a counsellor in the NHS and, for five years as a University student counsellor.
I am currently in private practice and have completed four years advanced training in Relational Transactional Psychotherapy leading to a Masters degree. I am officially a Trainee Transactional Analyst working towards Certification (CTA).
I am a member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association or Relational Transactional Analysis), and ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association).
For work with couples, I use an Integrative model.