My approach to counselling is based on the humanistic values of compassion, empathy and human connection, backed up by study of recent scientific findings in interpersonal neurobiology and evolutionary psychology. I have always been interested in how minds and brains function and I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence. I am continuing to study how the nervous system throughout the body affects our mental health, in ways that are not directly accessible to the conscious/verbal mind. Before training to be a counsellor I worked for many years as a school teacher and music teacher. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and subscribe to their code of ethical practice.
Areas of experience:
Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm, self-esteem, attention deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, social phobias, anger management, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, relationship issues, sleep problems