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BRIEF SUMMARY ABOUT ME
I am an integrative Psychotherapist registered with distinction with the United Kingdom Counci for Psychotherapists, (UKCP), in 2009.
I am a Registrant of the BACP and have been a MBACP member since 1999.
I first qualified in 1999 as a Person Centred Therapist.
From there on I developed integrative skills through further training.
I am a Certified Relate Relationship & Couple’s Therapist, first commencing my training in 1999 and qualifying in 2004.
I completed the first stage of a Diploma in Sex Therapy in 2004 at UCLAN.
I qualified with a degree in Psychology in 2001.
I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Hypno/Psychotherapy in 2003 and a Diploma in Integrative Supervision in 2002.
I completed stages 1&2 of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) 2010.
I trained in Eye Movement Desentitization & Reprocessing, (EMDR), in 2010/2011 & and was Accredited by the EMDR Association UK & Ireland in 2012, becoming an EMDR Europe Consultant Supervisor in 2016.
During 2017/2018 I trained in stages 1&2 Brainspotting.
Prior to becoming a therapist I was a Lecturer in Business & Management Studies and Leisure & Tourism Management Studies between 1988-1995, having studied during 1987/1988 for a Certificate in Education.
WHAT I OFFER AS AN INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST
I endeavour to offer a safe, private and confidential environment, bound by my code of ethics, to help explore and work through a current difficulty that has arisen or has been ongoing for some time.
It may well be that you are feeling distressed right now, or perhaps you are experiencing a general dissatisfaction with certain aspects of your life.
As a skilled listener with around 20 years experience, I am trained to facilitate you to look at yourself objectively and identify more hidden issues that lie beneath the surface that may be contributing to your problems right now. These hidden issues can be referred to as our “Blind spots.”
SO WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TYPICAL THERAPY SESSION?
By listening attentively and patiently I can begin to perceive the difficulties from your point of view. This will help to identify your desired treatment goals and create a case formulation for aspects of your life that require greater clarity, insight and necessary change.
The aim of therapy to help you to acknowledge and confront your fears, anxieties and ongoing struggles, assisting you to reprocess maladaptive thinking to more adaptive ones.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST?
The relationship between the client and the therapist is I believe an essential part of the therapeutic process. As trust builds up, the therapist will encourage the client to look at aspects of their life, including their relationship with themselves as well as with significant others.
There may not always be obvious reasons for current day struggles or distress as their roots may be deeply hidden, possibly bottled up, leaving you feeling hopeless, powerless, depressed no fatigued.
As your therapist I will encourage you to express your feelings. I will facilitate the process of you finding positive solutions and endeavour to work towards developing more adaptive neuro pathways in your brain using appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques such as EMDR and/or Brainspotting.