I offer long term and brief counselling and psychotherapy for emotional,psychological and interpersonal issues in my practice near the centre of York and 5 minutes from the station. I am trained in integrative counselling, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and brief counselling for depression and have undertaken an initial course and Grad. Cert. in Group Analytic group therapy. I draw upon all of these theories and practises to find the most useful lenses through which to explore your current difficulties, depending on what best suits you.
How Therapy Can Help
In a safe and confidential place, we would work together to establish your therapeutic goals and work towards understanding and trying to alleviate your distressing feelings and thoughts. The sorts of issues people come with include:
• relationships – now and in the past
• low mood and depression
• self esteem and confidence
• stress and anxiety
• loss and bereavement
• gender / sexual identity and lifestyle choices
• trauma including PTSD, abuse and neglect
• obsessional thoughts and behaviours
• anger management
• self harm
• medically unexplained symptoms
• life transitions
• self development
You may be suffering from specific symptoms or difficulties such as relationship problems, depression or anxiety or be confused about what you are feeling. You may be worried about how you get on with people or feel disconnected or isolated. Perhaps you find yourself behaving in ways which end up hurting you or others and you are mystified by why this is happening.
My clients have found my take on brief dynamic therapy to be particularly useful for understanding the origins of problems and for becoming aware of long standing automatic and habitual psychological responses which may no longer provide useful outcomes in your life today. This active, focussed approach aims to help you develop increased feelings of mastery and choice.
My training, work experience and any achievement
MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BACP Register Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BPC Registered practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
Graduate Diploma Counselling/Psychotherapy. York St John University, 2009 (Distinction).
Graduate Certificate in Group Analysis. IGA/Birkbeck University, 2011 (Distinction)
High Intensity (NICE approved) Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre/BPC, 2012
High Intensity (NICE approved) Counselling for Depression, York St John, 2013
IGA / York Groupwork Foundation course Group Analysis, 2011
Attachment Dynamics, Universities of York and Cork, 2009, 2010
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT), Manchester University, 2010
Professional development courses in Attachment, Gestalt therapy,trauma and dissociation, working with minorities and working with depression.
Practising for 6+ years
Associate Therapist at The Tuke Centre (a private mental health organisation) 2008-2010
P/T Associate Counsellor at Castlegate for Young people (2007-ongoing)
NHS/York University RCT Counsellor
Experience of fostering and adoption
Previous career in education
I am based on a quiet side road, just near to the City walls a few minutes walk from the centre of York and the station and on a major bus route. Parking available.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Gender diversity issues, relationships, loneliness and isolation, obsessional thoughts and behaviours, anger management, medically unexplained symptoms,
Qualified in NICE approved brief therapies for mild to severe depression and anxiety.
Concerns & issues I deal with
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bisexual Issues
- Compulsive Behaviour
- Couple Relationships
- Eating Disorders
- Gay Issues
- Gender Identity Disorders
- Impulsive Behaviour
- Low Self Confidence
- Low Self Esteem
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Mental Health Problems
- Negative Thoughts
- Panic Attacks
- Personal Relationships
- Personality Disorders (PD)
- Relationship Problems
- Same Sex Relationships
- Self Development
- Self Harm
- Social Phobia
- Transgender Issues
- Unresolved Issues
- Work Stress
- Counselling: £45/session
- Psychotherapy: £45/session
Special Online Booking Offers
£45 per hour for initial assessment and ongoing sessions (50 minutes). Concessions available.
£35 for telephone counselling (50 minutes)
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