About me

I am a qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. Counselling and psychotherapy are offered in-person and online using secure video software. I have consulting rooms at Rodney Street in central Liverpool and Ullet Road in south Liverpool.

Expertise

I specialise in helping people beat social anxiety, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. My approach is empathic, genuine, honest, challenging and approachable.

Experience

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 21 years. During this time, I have worked for the NHS, the voluntary sector, and for the last 16 years in private practice. This has included a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life, including different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.

Therapeutic models

All the approaches I use are evidence-based. To this end, I primarily utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT provides you with the tools to change the thoughts and behaviours that are keeping you stuck. I use Schema Therapy, which can help you change life-long self-defeating patterns. I draw on Compassion Focused Therapy, which can enable you to overcome self-criticism and shame. The way I work makes use of Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Therapy. These approaches can help you to focus on your strengths and find solutions.

I work together with clients to help them find their strengths and build resilience.

Professional memberships

I follow the codes of ethics and am bound by the complaints procedures of these bodies.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • MSc Counselling Psychology – City University, London.
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling – CPPD Counselling School, London.
  • Certificate of Proficiency – the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Continuing Professional Development

I keep my skills up-to-date. For example, I have attended the following training courses:

  • Adapting CBT for Video Call
  • Anxiety
  • CBT with Dyslexic Clients
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Depression
  • Imagery Rescripting
  • Incorporating Strengths to Build Resilience
  • Intolerance of Uncertainty
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness
  • Nutrition and Mental Health
  • Schema Therapy
  • Sexual Diversity
  • Social Anxiety
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