During these uncertain times it is important to get support – I think it’s actually very good self care. Therapy is personal development for yourself.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your issues are, if you are affected by them then let’s talk. Our work together is completely confidential, so you are safe and secure.
I am not here to tell you how to live your life but I am here to help guide you to make sense of your world. We all make mistakes in life and we sometimes get things wrong.
Children & Young People
I work in a child-centred way, using play, story telling, creative work and talk, to help children express their thoughts and feelings in a way that is comfortable and natural for them. My extensive training means that I draw on a number of theories and traditions of therapeutic work; including Attachment theory, Play therapy and Person-Centred approaches.
I believe that every child is unique and value them as individuals with their own mind, views and way of seeing the world. I work in a way that is responsive to each child and their own needs, rather than using a single approach for all.
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find my personalised Couples Therapy beneficial and inspirational.
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is an approach to therapy that incorporates key principles of neurodevelopment into the young persons life. The NMT assessment evidences developmental experiences, and a “picture” of brain organisation and functioning.
Only a handful of clinicians in the United Kingdom are qualified in this model and it is based on the research, practice and ongoing work of Dr Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
I offer a full and comprehensive assessment into a young persons history to discover the extent of underdevelopment in their brain. The assessment will provide a personalised brain functioning diagram to identify what areas of the brain need to be addressed. Following this I will provide a detailed plan of specific activities to help the child’s development. Follow up reports can be completed to see progression.
If you are looking for a supervisor, I am happy to help. I have been supervising Counsellors, Registered Managers, Therapeutic Support Workers and other professions for many years. I am trained as a Clinical Supervisor and know that quality supervision is about the positive and trusting relationship between supervisor and supervisee.
Supervision is important to help you with difficulties you may be experiencing with clients, and to help you identify ‘blind spots’ in your work. However, I think there is so much more to supervision than this. With the right supervisor, you should feel supported and be able to grow both personally and professionally.