Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad. Dip Psy C.)
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Prof. Dip Psy C.)
Areas of Specialism
I have experience of working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues. However, I have a specialist interest in Attachment Theory: working with clients whose early attachment to their primary caregiver was disrupted, neglectful or chaotic and for whom the impact of this may well have had a long lasting and devastating impact on their lives; their ability to trust themselves and others, and to form healthy relationships.
I have, and continue to research the effects of trauma on the mind and body and how these are related. PTSD and Complex PTSD are areas of significant interest to me. Understanding the effect that a single or multiple traumas can have on our mental and physical health and how in order to heal one, we need to address both.
I am interested in the impact that Boarding School can have on a persons life. How an institution that was arguably established to make men and latterly women into leaders can in fact have the complete opposite effect.
My core approach to our work together is grounded in the person centred model. I believe that every person is an expert in their own lives, and that given the right support and environment you will be able to identify the cause of your difficulties and discover the changes you need to make and the strength to implement these changes.