About me

TSY Portrait WebI am an experienced and qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist who has expanded my practice to integrate other useful methods of thinking, such as creative practice.  I graduated from the BACP accredited MA/PGDip Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling course at the University of Hertfordshire and now work regularly in schools, counselling services and in private practice in Cambridgeshire

Issues with which I have worked include:

Depression, Stress/anxiety (including Panic Attacks), Low Self-Esteem, Low Confidence, Lack of Direction, Bullying, Relationship Issues, Emotional/Physical/Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Issues of Sexuality and Sexual/Gender Identity, Work-Related Issues, Anger, Communication Difficulties, Assertiveness, Bereavement and Loss.

Accreditation and Supervision

I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a membership organisation that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for clients, therapists and the general public.

 

BACP has over 33,500 members who work to the standards set out in the “BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions”. In line with BACP guidance I undertake regular supervision.

 

Due to my career interests, a significant part of my practice now involves working with adolescents within charities, secondary schools or organisations that help young people with special educational needs.

My counselling practice is now split between:

  • Adult psychodynamic counselling – Where I offer open ended support within a general practice.
  • School based counselling – Offering time-limited (between a single term and the entire school year), one-to-one therapeutic support to adolescents over the age of 14.
  • Counselling young people – Looking at a similar range of client issues as the school based work within a Youth Support Services setting and in my private practice.
Working as a creative practitioner over many years in various settings, including art centres, schools, colleges and youth projects throughout the UK and abroad has allowed me to open up my practice to a much broader therapeutic language. For more information on creative workshops please see my “creative practice” page.