Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives.
I am a trauma-informed, relational psychotherapist. My practice has been informed by a career of supporting people spanning 26 years. Very often it is relationships with significant others that have caused us distress, whether that was with co-workers, partners, friendships or family members. Oftentimes, it is the therapeutic relationship created within therapy that is helpful in resolving these conflicts.
I provide opportunities within therapy to create safe spaces with clients. In these safe spaces we can explore how to develop ways of gaining control of upsetting or disturbing thoughts and feelings: how the past affects our present and how to interrupt repeating cycles of experiences that cause us suffering. In order to provide this form of therapy I have received rigorous and lengthy evidence-based training. Please see below:
- BA (Hons) 1st class: Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies, University of Central Lancashire.
- PgDip: Integrative Psychotherapy (level 7), University of Central Lancashire.
- Treating Trauma, NICAMB.
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice, PODS.
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy (in training), University of Central Lancashire.