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Hello,

I’m a psychotherapist who works with both individuals and couples to help them with their relationships. I understand that coming to a therapist to talk about your relationships can be daunting so I will try my utmost to make you feel comfortable, safe and supported. I will work diligently with you, dedicating the time and space you need to explore the things you bring and I will always try to help you to find a positive way forward.

 

I live in York, North Yorkshire, with my partner and our faithful dog. We have 4 children, all now young adults. I love walking and outdoor activities and, come rain or shine, always try to fit time for these into my day.  At various times I, like you, have encountered challenges in life. I bring the wisdom and empathy gained through my own life experiences, extensive professional education, qualifications and skills, and experience gained from working in a wide variety of therapy settings, to my work as a therapist.

More about me

As an individual and couple relationship and psychosexual therapist (sometimes referred to as a sex therapist) I work with both individuals and couples who want to benefit from specialist counselling to explore how their relationships, including their sexual relationships, or experiences affect them.  I can help you to gain a deeper understanding of your relationships by working through the things that have led you to seek therapy and helping you to find a way forward which can improve your relationships and well-being.  

I have worked as a therapist since 2010 and have a wealth of experience having completed several qualifications in psychotherapy and psychosexual therapy and worked in a wide variety of specialist therapy settings in London and Yorkshire.  I have seen clients all of ages, from 8 – 80, from many different backgrounds, with different types of relationships and with many different types of therapy need.  I have an MSc in Individual and Couple Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy from the renowned Tavistock Relationships in London, where I have also worked as Visiting Clinician. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from York St John University and a BSc in Psychology.  This means I have skills and experience in psychodynamic, psychosexual, person centred and developmental therapy and I combine learning and approaches from all of these areas in my work.  The so the therapy I offer is always carefully tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. You will be in safe hands.

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and abide by their professional codes of practice and ethics. 

 

I work with individuals and couples over age 18; I offer therapy for both individuals and couples on-line via Zoom, and a limited number of face to face sessions.

 

My qualifications and experience

Qualification

I hold degrees in the following:

  • MSc: Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy for Couples and Individual's. Tavistock Relationships and the University of East London,  2019.

  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy, awarded with Distinction, University of York St John, 2011

  • BSc (Honours) Psychology, 2:1, Open University, 2010

  • Masters of Business Administration, awarded with Distinction, University of Bradford Management Centre, 2000.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1988

  • BA (Hons), First Class, Geography, 1984

Experience

I have worked as a therapist since 2010.  I have a wide range of experience having worked with clients of all ages, from many different backgrounds and with a wide range of therapy needs.  I have worked in both private practice and as a clinician in London and Yorkshire including roles as:

  • Visiting Clinician, Tavistock Relationships, London

  • Visiting Clinician, Tuke Centre, York (a large, multi-disciplinary therapy provider offering therapy to people throughout Yorkshire) 

  • Visiting Clinician Holyrood House, Thirsk (a residential community);

  • Counsellor, Queen Mary’s School near Thirsk (a boarding school for girls aged 3-16). 

  • Two GP surgeries for the NHS  

  • Voluntary sector work at York Mind and Talking Spaces at Harrogate Hospice. 

Further information

It may be helpful to know that:

  • I hold enhanced DBS clearance

  • I have professional indemnity insurance 

  • I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office: My registration number is ZA145016

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Contact me

I'm always happy to connect. I’ll try to respond within 48 hours and I’ll always try to help. 

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