My background is largely working with children and adolescents as well as families in educational settings. In recent years, I have moved into working more in social and healthcare settings as well and supporting young people in care. I also have a lot of experience of supporting children and young people with special needs and therefore have some understanding of learning disabilities and conditions such as autism, dyspraxia and global delay. Furthermore, I have some understanding about the short and long term impact of trauma.
I try to understand and help to identify patients’ difficulties and work with them to be able to manage them in their lives. I am patient, empathetic and understanding and always aim to put the patient’s needs at the heart of everything I do. In the time that I have been a therapist, I have built a number of positive relationships with clients and had a positive impact on their outlook and the way in which they see and understand themselves.
Position at Priory
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered therapist. I have been getting to know all of the staff and many of the different patients. I facilitate a number of different groups, and conduct one-to-one therapy sessions and key working sessions with inpatients, including solution focused and containment sessions.
I trained at the Tavistock, completing a Masters there in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families. My training was predominantly psychodynamic, imbedded with other modalities such as systemic therapy and mindfulness. In my practice, I prefer to use a person-centred approach but my understanding is underpinned by my psychodynamic training.
- Neurology and the impact of trauma
- MA in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families 2019: Tavistock
- Postgraduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing: 2017: Tavistock
- Undergraduate Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing: Manchester Metropolitan University: 2006