I retrained in counselling and psychotherapy after a long and varied career in community work and social work.

Following completion of my postgraduate psychodynamic counselling diploma at Birmingham University, I began my therapeutic career working for a long-term NHS adult psychology service. Following my BACP accreditation I set up my private practice in the Worcester and Malvern areas.

Originally my private practice consisted of several strands. In addition to private self-referrals I was an associate of Worcester Therapy Group for five years, a private contractor for the NHS Sexual Health and Psychosexual Counselling Service in Worcester for seven years as well as a member of the West Mercia Police Affiliate Network for seven years.

During the development of my practice I completed training in Group Therapy, CBT, and completed my full EMDR training. I also trained as a level 7 Clinical Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I went on to become an approved supervisor for British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision and a fully accredited practitioner with EMDR UK.

Following my further training in attachment focused EMDR I became an approved attachment focused EMDR therapist with the Parnell Institute and I am currently working towards my Consultants Accreditation with EMDR UK.

In 2015 I consolidated my private practice which focuses on the provision of counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples that self-refer, the provision of specialist EMDR services to individuals and clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

I also act as an independent supervisor to several specialist agencies in the local area.

Types of Therapy offered:

Approaches I use:

Exploring patterns and defences that may be unconscious and working out their origins in relation to the individual’s history. This allows the client to process how these affect them in their day to day life.

Using eye movements or sensory tapping to process memory, related to single or complex trauma and to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Addressing learnt behaviour and breaking negative cycles of behaviour and thought that have become obstructive or damaging in client’s lives.

A brief model of intervention based on working affirmatively to create change and build confidence and self-esteem.

Attachment Focused EMDR was invented by Dr Laurel Parnell.  It works creatively and dynamically to process attachment trauma in family history and the maladaptive patterns in the present that this has created.

The Flash Technique was developed by Dr. Philip Manfield as an addition to the EMDR Preparation phase ,to reduce the disturbance associated with traumatic memories.  It allows the client to process traumatic memories without engaging with them consciously.