I am an eclectic practitioner, which means that I draw upon a number of different models and approaches when working with my clients. This includes Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation and Narrative Therapy. The service I offer also provides support and guidance for parents, carers and families of children and young people as well as providing advice and consultation to any professionals supporting the children and young people with whom I work.
The most important thing to me is to work in a way that suits and feels comfortable for you. At the start of treatment we will discuss your goals for treatment. These goals will focus on the things you would like to change or be better after sessions together and we will ensure that we review these goals regularly. I welcome feedback from you, and in each session we will always make sure that we think about what worked well within the session and what you would like to be different for next time.
Focusing on Strengths and Building Resilience
It is important to me that we don’t just focus on the things that aren’t going so well in your life, but that we build on your strengths and positive qualities; even if it may be difficult to spot them. Our sessions will give you psychological tools that you can use both now and in the future to improve your emotional wellbeing.
All sessions are private and confidential which means that what we discuss in our sessions stays between us. However, it can be helpful to share information with other professionals, but permission will always be sought before any information is shared.
I might discuss your care in my regular supervision with another qualified Clinical Psychologist. This is to ensure that my work is of good quality and well considered. All personal details of clients are made anonymous.