I am experienced in long-term work with people, up to three times a week. Working this way I can enable people to explore their deeper feelings, and to understand patterns in their lives which may have contributed to recurrent difficulties, and which are often rooted in childhood. I bring this experience to all of my work, while acknowledging that many people are unable to commit to long-term open-ended therapy.
I have a special interest in the problems that can arise when people experience difficulties in conceiving. I can offer therapeutic support for individuals in this situation, both long term and short term. I also work short term with couples experiencing infertility, offering a place to explore conflicting feelings during assessment and treatment. Membership of the British Infertility Counseling Association ensures that I maintain knowledge of up to date issues linked with assisted conception.
Some individuals and couples may have to come to terms with life without children. I offer a space to express what are sometimes conflicting feelings about this away from the emotional rollercoaster of fertility treatment.
Life Changing Diagnosis and Bereavement
Experience both as a nurse and as a psychotherapist has shown me that people receiving news of a life-changing diagnosis either regarding their own health, or that of someone close to them, can be overwhelming and confusing. I can offer support to explore feelings that are engendered. I can also offer support around bereavement which may or may not be linked.