I live in Central Peterborough and have worked in private practice since 2003. Alongside my private practice I have also worked full-time within a treatment agency for many years, as a Senior Practitioner within the agency in recent years. I now work full-time as a self-employed counsellor and psychotherapist.
Since the early 1990’s I have pursued an interest in counseling and psychotherapy, undertaking foundation trainings in ‘Gestalt Therapy’, ‘Transactional Analysis’ and qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic programming (‘NLP’).
I trained as a psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute which I joined in 2000 and where I completed a post-graduate MSc course in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I am registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and work to their professional standards and ethical framework. I am a graduate member of the Metanoia Institute.
My approach is broadly influenced by the developmental-psychoanalytic and humanistic-relational counselling and psychotherapy traditions. Have a look here for an introduction to how I work.
My special interests include working with the impact of unaddressed childhood difficulties and trauma, overcoming compulsive or addictive behaviours, and working with relationship problems causing tension, conflict or low self-esteem
Training, Qualifications and experience
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute
Gestalt Psychotherapy Foundation year training, The Gestalt Centre 1998
Neuro-linguistic Programming: Master Practitioner Qualification with Jo Cooper and Peter Seal 1996
Group work training – Bedford 1994
Relationship break-up – support group training 1994
Peterborough Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy – First year Diploma in Psychotherapy 1993
Transactional Analysis 101 (Foundation Course) 1992