I have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in this area of therapy and have many years experience of practice working at Relate and in private practice.
Illicit drug/Legal Highs/Alcohol/Gambling Addictions are very complex behavioural problems that people have learnt, but they can be addressed if someone accepts responsibility for their behaviour and is willing to look at behaviour changes.
I have over ten years experience to date mainly when working for the NHS in the Drugs and Alcohol Team as a Senior Practitioner and I am very competent at delivering interventions that enable people to change their addictive behaviours.
I am qualified to Post Graduate Diploma level both as a Relationship Counsellor and specialist Psychosexual Therapist with several years experience to date working at Relate, the NHS Substance Misuse team and in private practice.
I am a practitioner in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which is very effective in treating anxiety and depression.
I have attended many courses in addition to my University qualifications to further my knowledge and expertise which enable me to offer a very high level of practice to my clients and I continue to complete on-going professional development to further improve my knowledge and development.
Appointments are available on an evening from until and on a Saturday morning.
I offer face to face appointments in my comfortable, private therapy room, but also can offer the following for convenience: Skype or telephone counselling sessions.
Email counselling at £20 per maximum 700 word email which can be very effective and easier for busy people or for people with a limited budget to spend on therapy.
Relationship counselling is a unique style of therapy that should be practiced by therapists that are trained and qualified in this area.
I am very well qualified and experienced to deliver relationship therapy due to my extensive training with Relate/Hull University and my experience to date at Relate, the NHS and my private work.
Psychosexual Therapy is very much Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based and is an intensive program of work which incorporates CBT based work and couples counselling combined.
There is also an element of intensive work to be completed at home by the client in-between sessions.
This therapy should only be delivered by a fully trained therapist in this area.