CLINICAL AND COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST
HCPC Reg - BPS Chartered
BPS Chartered Clinical and Counseling Psychologist HCPC registered.
BPS Registered as Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor.
I have 15 years of experience in private practice,
Working as an integrative psychologist, integrating therapy approaches to fit my client’s needs best.
With a background in theater and sports, I am an active, creative therapist.
WILL YOU TALK, OR JUST NOD?
I will be talking! I will give information, highlight angles, ask questions, stop in specific points to reflect or ‘zoom in’. I will do a lot for you to not keep going through an issue in the same familiar lines you go through the subject on your own or when talking with friends and family.
WILL YOU TALK ABOUT MY PARENTS?
Yes, I will. I think our primal carer relationships are the inprint that affects our behaviour and relationship patterns for the rest of our lives. Understandign these will help us change them.
OKAY, SO I KNOW WHY I AM LIKE THIS, IT’S MY PARENTS, ETC… BUT HOW DOES THAT HELP ME CHANGE?
I have a full toolbox to help you implement awarenesses and realisations about the past into change in the present and future. It is all about how does knowing that help me change.
WILL I BE GIVEN HOMEWORK?
Yes, and no. I will suggest things to try out, to play with, to experiment with, to practice. It will not be a list of Homework to fail or succeed in.
WHAT IF I DON’T DO MY HOMEWORK?
Exploring what happened with what we suggested to practice through the week IS the process. What was difficult, what didn’t work for you will give us valuable information of what stands in your way or what needs to be adjusted to be right for you. This is the difference between therapy and a self-help book.
HOW LONG WILL THERAPY LAST?
As long as you feel you benefit from it. It can be short, it can be long, but you will need to feel you get something out of it, you change, you progress, you are impacted by what happens in therapy.