Welcome! I am a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist working online with clients around the world. I have thirteen years' experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice as well as youth counselling services and the NHS. I specialise in online psychotherapy, offering sessions via video call, voice call and instant messaging.
WHY CHOOSE THERAPY?
People choose therapy for a wide variety of reasons. It may be that you have a particular issue that you’d like to deal with, such as anxiety, feelings of depression or problems in your relationships or perhaps there’s more of a general sense of dissatisfaction that you don’t understand. Often people come to therapy to explore the self-destructive patterns in their lives or relationships. There are times for all of us, when we feel a bit lost, uncertain or stuck. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore and understand what is going on, so that we can move forward. Sometimes, this can be about making changes in our ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. At other times, this is about coming to an acceptance of things we can't change.
I work with clients on a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues and supporting wellbeing and resilience in the face of life’s inevitable ups and downs.
THERAPY IN SPORT
I also have a particular interest in working therapeutically in sports contexts and have conducted doctoral research on the subject of mental health in elite sport. I’m also undertaking a research PhD in fear of failure, resilience and psychological safety in football.
I work with sports clients to support both mental health and performance.
QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
As a member of the UKCP and BPS, I abide by their codes of ethics and standards of practice and professional development.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)
Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered Psychotherapist
PhD Researcher in Sport Psychology, investigating resilience, fear of failure and psychological safety in a football organisation (Nottingham Trent University)
Online Counselling Skills Certificate (with Distinction)