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I trained as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), in partnership with Staffordshire University, where I gained a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Trauma Informed Practice at the University of Nottingham, where among other things I researched the impact of the education system on long-term psychological well-being, and the potential use of psilocybin alongside psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma-associated affect.

In 2023 I formed PH Connections CIC alongside Rick Harrington to develop workshops for parents and teachers, to help minimise the long-term mental health risks to the children in their care. This was a response to recognising that the majority of clients I had worked with had been profoundly impacted, or shaped by childhood experiences (sometimes out of awareness) and that these experiences underpinned the difficulties and challenges that they were struggling with in adulthood.

My view as a therapist

As a Humanistic therapist, I see you as unique and value your life experiences and how life events may have impacted upon you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and have the capacity and right to become the best version of yourself, as defined by you; finding contentment within your own thoughts and fulfilment within your life. I work in a way that promotes autonomy, supporting you to take back control in your life and clear some space to be able to let good things in, in the future.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I draw on theories from a number of therapeutic modalities that support my relational approach, to help me better support you in finding meaning in whatever you may have experienced or may currently be experiencing. I work in a way that promotes communication and integration between parts of the self that you may feel cut off from, or even unaware of.

I have a wealth of experience supporting people with a range of issues; including addiction, the impact of adverse childhood experiences, self-esteem and a variety of mental health concerns, including, but not limited to PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety and depression. As someone who recognises and respects a person’s uniqueness, I have a keen interest in identity and how we see ourselves, and ourselves in relation to others and the world in general.

I can offer you a safe space where you can be your true self without the fear of being judged or frowned upon. I believe you deserve to be seen, acknowledged and respected for who you are, and not just for who you feel you need to be for others. I look forward to seeing you.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for the counselling professions.