I am an Assistant Professor in Counselling for the University of Nottingham, a BACP Accredited Counsellor, EMDR UK Accredited Trauma Therapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I have twelve years experience as an NHS therapist and the counselling lead within the organisation. I offer a professional, confidential and ethical counselling/psychotherapy service.
I have experience as a counselling lecturer, third sector and university clinical supervisor.
I have been a therapist for fifteen years, and have worked for various agencies including the NHS, adult and young people’s services, an addictions service and a further education college offering therapy for both students and staff.
I trained as a counselling supervisor at the Norwich Centre led by Brian Thorne. I qualified as a Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) Practitioner and Supervisor with the University of Nottingham.
I provide PCE-CfD supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors through NHS Trusts and universities including UcLan, Metanoia and the University of Nottingham. I offer EMDR, counselling and supervision in private practice.
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Nottingham. I am an EMDR UK Accredited Trauma Therapist. I am also an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred)
Daytime and early evening sessions available
Online or telephone work available currently
Person-centred therapy promotes the idea that everyone has the capacity for personal growth and change in the right conditions. The counsellor enables you to come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.
For many people, the idea of 'homework' or looking at things differently can be difficult. If, for instance, you have been recently bereaved, or you are experiencing depression, or low self-esteem, and feel you struggle with motivation, you may find counselling a positive approach. We try to find ways of accepting the things you can't change, whilst challenging the things you can.
Sessions last for approximately 50 minutes.
Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched psychotherapy
proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
It is approved by NICE and endorsed by the Department of Health for the treatment of PTSD and is used widely in the NHS.
Studies suggest that EMDR works by linking in a similar way to REM sleep, and using dual attention focus to help us to recover from traumatic memories.
In the early stages of EMDR we look at your history and prepare you for EMDR. Then we process and desensitise memories using eye-movements, tapping or other evidence-based methods of bilateral stimulation.
Sessions last approximately 60 minutes.
Clinical supervision is fundamental to working ethically and safely as a therapist. As a supervisor, I offer professional and academic experience. I have been a clinical supervisor for many years in the NHS, in private practice and for third sector agencies.
As a supervisor, I have contributed to the 2019 publication Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression by David Murphy
I am a PCE-CfD training supervisor for the University of Nottingham, UcLan and Metanoia.
I am a clinical supervisor for many person-centred therapists in NHS trusts, in private practice and the third sector.
Sessions last either 60 or 90 minutes per month depending on caseload and requirements.