I am based in Market Deeping which is roughly 10-20 minute drive from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne and Spalding. It’s really important to choose someone you feel comfortable with – someone who is the right ‘fit’ to help you achieve change. This is about how you and the therapist fit together and also the style and approach of psychotherapy or counselling the therapist works with.
Whatever we talk about together, you can expect to go through various stages. First would be assessing and Exploring: We look at where you are now, what youre dealing with and where you find yourself. We explore how it’s affecting different areas of your life, how you feel, how you try to manage and what makes a difference to that. We’ll get curious about your life-patterns, your coping strategies, and thought patterns – so we can start to make sense of your experience.
After while, your thinking patterns and how you feel about things begin to alter and we work to identify and engage your existing skill set, challenge old habits where appropriate, and look at new skills for problem-solving where necessary. We observe, reflect, and deepen our understanding. As you begin to ‘test out’ new ways of being and as new feelings and attitudes alter, they start to embed and we carefully notice how things affect you on a practical, physical and emotional level and continue to make adjustments if needed.
We fine-tune and strengthen your new sense of self, and make sure it’s comfortably embedded in your daily life. We’ll review the changes you’ve achieved, look at how you might cope with any future difficulties, and ensure you leave feeling confident and resilient. Sometimes new stuff comes up to work with and sometimes you're ready to go out and live life with your new learning and skill set.
I basically operate on the basis that your
appointment slot is available for however long you want it for and the
ending of therapy comes from within you and we generally feel when this
There is no knowing how long it will take to get from therapy what you came for and no rules about how long you stay or when you end therapy. Some people are dealing with an imediate particular issue and end therapy straight after this, others choose to explore further to enhance their personal development and some come to therapy knowing the want long term therapeutic contact from the start. Everyone has their own pace and needs from therapy so the above ‘stages’ of counselling just give a rough indication of the structure.
Alongside my private practice I also tutor and lecture in Counselling and Psychotherapy within a Private National Organisation who take students to achieve a Higher Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling -AIM Awards Level 6.
I completed my training for my Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy while working in private practice (from 2008) in Hypnotherapy & Counselling and Complementary Therapies aimed at reducing emotional and physical pain and distress. After qualifying in Psychotherapy, I became a registered Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist with The National Counselling Society who are registered with The Professional Standards Authority. I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice. For further information about The National Counselling Society, please click on this link >
I've had a lifetime of interest in the body and mind connection, the brain and consciousness, existence and human thought and behaviour. I was reading books on anatomy and physiology when I was 7yrs old and books about the mind and brain when I was 10 years old (this behaviour of which did not necessarily stem from a truly healthy origin). Later came an interest in alternative medicine and natural health.
My interest is still in the mind /body connection, consciousness, neuro-psychology, neuroscience, natural health and healing, sociology and the metaphysical.
Previous Working History
When I left school I studied law and sociology and then worked in the private sector a few roles from office call centres, Customer Services, Sales, Marketing, Purchsing and finally into Account Management. I later worked in three of the public sectors- Police Constabulary, local government in Drug & Alcohol Policy and the Criminal Justice System as a Youth Support Worker based within Education and Children's Services and I worked for the NHS in nursing where I assisted Doctors with medical day patient procedures.
- Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Professional Hypnotherapy & Counselling Diploma
- Diet & Nutrition CIBTAC diploma
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Advanced Professional Diploma
- Relationship Psychology Diploma Distinction
- Humanistic Counselling Diploma
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certificate
- Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
- Parapsychology Diploma
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Gestalt Therapy Certificate *
- Existential Therapy
- Philosophical working
- Dynamics of Affairs
- Neuroscience focus in psychotherapy
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Working with Couples- Theory and Practice
- PTTLS Level 3 Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector
- Working with Stimulant Use (UK HIT)
- Workplace Stress & Time Management
- Treating GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) & Panic Attacks
- City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Body Massage
- Reflexology VCTC Level 3
- Aromatherapy CIBTAC Professional Diploma
- Infant Massage Instructor IAIM
- Hot Stone Therapy Diploma
- Reflexology Advanced Diploma
- Reiki 2nd Degree
Hyp.dip, Adv.dip.CP, MNCS
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Reiki Healer II Degree
Mindfulness CBT Therapist
Tutor & Lecturer in Psychotherapy
Main Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Courses completed are recognised by The Royal College of Nursing and recognised & Accredited by The National Counselling Society
Complementary Therapy qualifications are recognised by the Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT)