My approach to therapy is mindful, humanistic and relational. The theoretical model I use is Transactional Analysis integrated with some Cognitive, Gestalt and Mindfulness influences and my focus is on the moment and what is happening right there in the therapy room.
I believe that everyone has the right to be happy and reach their full potential. Eric Berne the father of TA describes it as becoming the Prince or Princess of the fairy tale rather than being satisfied with just being a ‘happier frog’ ! I see my role as assisting people to achieve that potential.
John Kabat-Zin invites us to spend each moment of our time
‘…as if your life depended on it. Because it does – in more ways than you think.’
Masters Degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Approaches
Honours Degree in Psychology
Certificate of competency to teach Mindfulness Based Approaches
Diploma in Groupwork
PTSTA and Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)
Author of '3DTA - an illustrated guide to Transactional Analysis'
Registered with UKCP - as Psychotherapist and Supervisor
- United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysts (UKATA)
- European Association of Transactional Analysts (EATA)
- International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
- British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)
- Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE)
Prior to setting up my private practice I worked for several years in the field of mental health where I gained experience of working with individuals, couples and groups in NHS Primary Care, rehabilitation and forensic environments. Currently I run a Counselling, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness private practice that has been in operation for over 20 years. I enjoy holding workshops and courses and love being involved in training both in my specialisms of TA and Mindfulness and in the broader area of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also offer clinical supervision to therapists and the helping professions.