In my experience what matters most in therapy is the quality of the therapeutic relationship between you as client and me as therapist. There are many therapists available, so many in fact it can become bewildering understanding the different theoretical approaches, qualifications, and claims.
For me the quality of the relationship is built on feeling safe enough to start to trust. This ability to create a safe therapeutic space comes from a substantial academic and practical training, but more importantly perhaps are many years’ experience in the real world.
I have been working with people in a caring capacity since my mid-20’s, and for the last 15 years as a psychotherapist. After some initial research, training and personal therapy, I embarked on a four-year psychodynamic training, and a much longer personal Jungian analysis. I also have trained in EMDR (a trauma focused therapy), CBT (common in the NHS), and then later in Eco -Psychology. I am also a Forrest Bathing Guide.
This wide-ranging background means, simply, that I can adapt and work with you in a way that brings what you need at this point in your life. If following our first meeting I feel another type of therapist is in your best interests, I shall of course suggest that to you and together we can agree your best way forward.
Until August 2021 I was an accredited psychotherapist with the BACP, but decided to change to a different professional body and am now a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist with the NCS (National Counselling Society). I am also a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance. I provide some services via BUPA Healthcare.