I am a Relational Integrative Therapist in advanced training at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI) and have been working with clients in the charitable sector for two years. My manner is warm, gentle, non-judgemental and respectfully challenging.
I have always been fascinated by the many ways as human beings we search for meaning in our lives, and in the way we support each other (or fail to). I know how amazing and transformative good relationships of all kinds can be, and how painful it can be when we struggle to find or keep them. I am passionate about helping people learn to relate to themselves, others and the world in the fullest possible way.
My background is in visual arts and literature. I find art and stories can be powerful tools in helping us to understand ourselves and the world.
I am a trainee member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), working towards accreditation.
I am fully insured and DBS checked and I abide by the ethical principles of SCPTI and the UKCP: UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct
It is really important to find a therapist you feel you can build a good working relationship with, and who provides a type of therapy that suits you. I offer a free initial meeting of up to 50 minutes so you can get an idea of what it would be like for us to work together.
I offer weekly sessions of 50 minutes. Whilst in training my fee is £30 per session: I will review this annually.
I currently have sessions available on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evening at St. Gabriel’s Parish Centre in Heaton: see on map
I may also have appointments available at other times – please ask. Go to my “Get in touch” page for contact details.