I have been working in mental health for over 20 years. I am passionate about my work and have spent many years working with addictions and in the field of mental health rehabilitation. I went on to qualify as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 2008 and have specialised in sexual health and trauma within the NHS for over 10 years. I am an existential psychotherapist with a special interest in trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, childhood trauma and dissociation. I am experienced in dealing with sexual trauma, abuse, sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction and vaginismus and issues with sexual and gender identity.
I believe that we can all learn to deal with traumatic experiences and find meaning for them. Learning to understand our experiences with the help of a therapist can lead to post-traumatic growth and help to build resilience against future traumatic experiences. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as a member of the Professional Standards Authority Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
I facilitate the North Staffordshire and Cheshire EMDR Peer Support group for EMDR therapists in the area who want a confidential space to discuss EMDR, theory and case studies for continuing professional development. Click here to email me for more information.
Professional Standards Authority British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
EMDR Association UK & Ireland Accredited Practitioner