About me

Psychodynamic Counsellor

based in Colchester 

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and mental health worker with over 10 years experience in the mental health field. 

 

During this time, I have worked in different roles to support individuals and families in dealing with mental health issues. More recently, I have worked and volunteered for a number of local charities, including Open Road, St. Helena Hospice, Mind and Sanctuary Supported Living.

Along my private practice as a counsellor, I currently work for the NHS in a local IAPT service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), supporting individuals who experience common mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or stress.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework. I attend regular supervision and continuing professional development (CPD) events to ensure high standards of practice and care.  Committed to my clients, as well as to my ongoing development as a counsellor and human being, I have been in personal therapy for a number of years before, during and after my training. 

If you decide to try psychodynamic counselling, you will be offered an initial appointment to discuss what brings you to therapy and what your current therapeutic goals are. This first session lasts 50 minutes and will give us a sense of what working together might be like for both of us. After this, you are invited to reflect on our meeting and then contact me to let me know if you want to proceed with weekly sessions. If you choose to continue, we will be working with an ending in mind, but you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you need, for as long as you want.

What

I can help with

Anxiety  Depression    Family Issues    Relationship Issues
Loss 
  Bereavement    Addiction    Cultural Issues

Stress     Self-esteem    Coping with change    Identity    Career   

Work-Related Difficulties    Personal development   Living meaningfully

Psychological impact of long term physical conditions 

 Perinatal/parenting Issues 

My Education  and Training

Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation - BACP accredited course

Foundation Diploma in Counselling Skills

Chelmsford Counselling Foundation 

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychoanalytic Studies - Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies

University of Essex

Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Science

University of Amsterdam