About me and how I work
Since completing counselling qualifications in 2007 I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in medical settings, including a GP practice and hospice. I have also managed therapeutic services, provided group and individual supervision and acted as safeguarding and child protection officer for several national charities.
I provide training to other therapists and mental health professionals, on counselling online, safeguarding, working with young people and other topics.
In addition to my private practice, I have managed counselling services at Centre 33 in Cambridge and work as a clinical supervisor, trainer and safeguarding consultant for services around the UK
I’m experienced in working with a wide range of issues, but have a particular interest and experience in working with:
As a therapist, I am always humbled by people’s capacity for renewal and recovery from deeply challenging and painful experiences. I see my role as offering the most respectful, empathic, informed and honest therapeutic relationship I can.
Our experiences aren't created in isolation and are always shaped by our context- our family, our home, the beliefs that surround us.
Since training, I have also completed an MSc in Psychiatric and Psychological Anthropology, giving me further skills to work with clients in examining all social and psychological factors which have shaped their experiences.
As a commentator on young people’s mental health, depression and self harm, I have contributed to BBC and SKY news, Radio 1 Newsbeat, LBC, Capital and dozens of other news and current affairs programmes.
I have written on a variety of therapeutic topics including counselling children, safeguarding, domestic abuse and sexuality, amongst others. A recent example is in a text book for student therapists and statutory health workers, Working with Adults at Risk from Harm (Eds: Greenfields, M; Dalrymple, R; Fanning, A: published by OUP)
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A forthcoming title: ‘Online supervision and managing risk in an international context’ in Online Supervision: A Handbook for Practitioners (ed. Anne Stokes, publication by Karnac due in 2018)