I have a private practice working as a Creative Arts Psychotherapist, I also work for Local Authorities where I see young people, Social Workers and Foster Carers; these I support therapeutically or up date their training in understanding behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. I specialise in working with both adolescents and their parents. I have a strong belief that a relationship needs to be established before any work can take place, and I pride myself on my warmth and complete congruence when working with any client group. I am qualified as a Life Coach, NLP practitioner, TA practitioner and my first consideration is to find a common language between therapist and client in order to encourage a sense of safety, containment and care.
I work primarily as an Integrated Psychotherapist, believing in providing a therapy that matches an individuals’ needs and call on my experience in efficient recognition as to whether a client is eventually seeking solutions and ideas or whether they need to be simply listened to an supported through their crisis.
I would describe myself as a very welcoming person, someone who has been described as ‘a person you feel able to immediately relax with and who creates a safe and containing place’.
I am also a foster carer and have been fostering for 6 years. I currently have one twelve year old boy who is long term with me.
BA Hons. In Creative Arts
MA in Art Psychotherapy
PGCE specialising in child/Adolescent work
NLP, TA, Hypnotherapist
I have twenty two years working within the Autistic Spectrum, both as a Teacher and then as a Psychodynamic Creative Arts Psychotherapist. I am a psychodynamic practitioner, using an attachment based approach and I specialise in adolescence difficulties and those of their parents. I also specialise in providing Carers and Social Workers with training in understanding and working with traumatised fostered children and supporting them generally. I work for Local Authorities and Independent Fostering Agencies as well as my own private practice in Hampshire.
I am free from end of January 2020
Sliding scale from £50 to £80