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How I Work

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Reading and am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor. The psychodynamic approach focuses on helping you identify and understand negative patterns of relating and behaving so you can begin to find better ways of coping with life's difficulties.

The work involves thinking about what lies under the surface of thoughts, feelings and actions as a way of gaining greater self-awareness. It can involve thinking about past events and their impact on the present. Close attention is paid to the relationship between us in the counselling room as a way of throwing light on relationships outside, in your everyday life.

I work intensively with some people taking a psycho-analytic approach where it is beneficial to have more frequent sessions- up to three per week. This enables a deeper therapeutic relationship where unconscious processes can be brought to consciousness.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical framework for good practice. I am on the BACP register of counsellors approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care:

My profile on the BACP Register

Previous experience includes working with students at Reading University Counselling Service, NHS patients through IAPT and as a counsellor in the Cancer Services Team of Basingstoke Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. I now work in Private Practice.


I have a Diploma in Supervision from the Society for Analytical Psychology (SAP) and supervise trainee and qualified therapists in groups and individually. I work in private practice and as a supervisor at No5 Young People in Reading town centre.