Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

EMDR (specialist)

Membership body

EMDRIA (Accred.), BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

20 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Chronic pain, Drugs, Foster care, Gambling, Gaming, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), HIV/AIDS, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Long Covid, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Addiction, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Anger, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual matters, PTSD, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, ADHD/ADD, Abuse (unspecified), Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Bipolar Disorder, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Confidence/Self-esteem, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Family issues/relationships, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems.

Personal Statement

I work from a strong Humanistic perspective. I primarily use Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) integrating other modalities, as appropriate. My focus is generally on TRAUMA (Big T = road traffic accidents, abuse, suicide survivor, etc AND Little t = anything from the past that 'still lives within') and the behavioural effects of those trauma situations.