My Experience

I have worked as a therapist and supervisor since 1992, in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, hospitals, the voluntary sector and private practice. I have worked in specialist services providing infertility counselling and bereavement counselling, and in generic settings where presenting issues are many and varied. I have worked with individuals and with relationships of all kinds, particularly through my work in primary care (GP referrals) and as an infertility counsellor. Presenting issues I have worked with over the past 20+ years include:
  • Anxiety, Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Stress, Work-related Stress (including redundancy & bullying)
  • Depression
  • Emotional crisis and Trauma, PTSD
  • Abuse
  • Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self harm
  • Gender Identity
  • Family problems and issues relating to childhood
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Infertility
  • Health-related issues and life-threatening illnesses
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Substance Misuse (drugs and/or alcohol)
 
I also teach and facilitate meditation and mindfulness as part of an organisation called Meditation by the Bay (www.meditationbythebay.com).

As well as being a therapist, I am a freelance consultant with an expertise in mental health, leadership, change management and social inclusion. I have worked as both commissioner and provider in the NHS in senior management, and had leadership and policy development roles in mental health, sexual health and substance misuse. I am also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.
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