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ABOUT ME

I have worked in the wellbeing and mental health field since 1998 and clients never fail to amaze and inspire me!  A typical session looks at what you've got going for you, your strengths and ways of coping well, and then focuses on building on these and getting you to the life you want, as quickly as possible.  The name of this ethos is Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I have a Diploma from BRIEF (www.brief.org.uk), Europe's most renowned centre for SFBT. Research on this approach suggests a success rate of 60-70% within 3-5 sessions, although some clients need less, and some more.  My shortest time of working with a client was one session, and the longest 3 years. SFBT is empowering and suitable for all cultures and beliefs. 

As well as working with individuals, couples and families in the U.K on a huge range of issues and difficulties, I offer online sessions worldwide. I recently worked as a Staff Counsellor for the United Nations in Afghanistan, so I understand first-hand the challenges of working in conflict zones and mission life.  I have a Masters in Mental Health and my topic was post-traumatic stress disorder in humanitarians, so I can help you during and after being in a challenging environment.  With a background as a Senior Practitioner in an NHS community mental health team, I have an excellent grasp of different diagnoses and have done additional training on working with complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and stress.  I also have expertise in adult attachment and couples relationships, and this approach is well suited to helping with all types of relationship difficulties.

As well as private practice, I work as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health for a U.K. University, and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, so I can design and run workshops for you and your organisation.

 

PRIVACY & SAFETY

All sessions are private and confidential.  Information would only be shared without consent if you were a serious risk to yourself or others.  I am fully qualified to Postgraduate level and insured to practice as a counsellor with Holistic Insurance.  As a registered member with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, you can be confident that my practice is ethical.

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Albert Einstein