I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, having trained at the Minster Centre in London and I have been working with clients for nearly a decade.
I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their code of ethics for professional conduct.
Working life and qualifications
My previous working life was as a Management Development Specialist, working with managers and leaders in both the public and private sectors in order to improve their leadership and communication skills and get the best out of their teams.
My qualifications include:
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Minster Centre, London
BA(Hons) Business Education from University of Sunderland
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Certificate
How I work
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I have experience of a range of therapy styles and approaches and therefore we can work out a style of working together that is right for you. I don’t do “One approach fits all”. It is very much about you, as an individual.
So, what is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Integrative Psychotherapy is less of a technique and more of a philosophy or approach. The English Oxford Dictionary defines Integrative as being: “Combining two or more things to form an effective unit or system.” Integrative therapists, therefore, have a holistic view of the person, seeing them as comprised of many parts that form their system. So my interest, as a therapist, is in all the different aspects of your ‘self’: your feelings, thoughts, physical body and that indefinable part of ourselves we refer to as soul or spirit. I am also interested in how all those different aspects of your 'self' interact with the other people in your life, both past and present.
Integrative Counselling could, therefore, be described as an exploration, a journey, around your ‘self’.