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About Me

I've worked with a wide and diverse range of people in different capacities my whole life. 40+ years in fact. I've coached, trained, led and counselled. I've always been fascinated by the human condition and continue to be deeply curious about people, particularly around why we work against ourselves in self-destructive ways. I believe that we are all capable of better for ourselves and for one another.

I am a Psychodynamic Therapist meaning that I help you to gain deep insight into your feelings by exploring your unconscious inner world. I help you to understand yourself in a way that empowers you to make life long changes. We think about your past relational experiences and how they are unconsciously influencing how you are reacting and behaving in current relationships, especially the relationship you have with yourself.

In effect, you are bringing your unconscious self into conscious awareness to enable you to understand yourself at a profound level. This is a key aim of Psychodynamic therapy. Our first session is a free exploratory session to make sure that I am a good fit for you.

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Qualifications

  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision: Creative Methods in Supervision (Northern guild, Newcastle)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Edinburgh)

  • COSCA Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Edinburgh)

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Diploma

  • Certificate in Training Practice

  • Considerable CPD which I consider essential to my practice.

Organisational Memberships

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

  • Senior Associate Member APPCIOS (The Association for Psychodynamic Practice 
and Counselling in Organisational Settings)