I trained as an Occupational Therapist and spent 20 years working with the NHS. During this time I worked in many different departments gleaning skill after skill, working with people who have had traumatic accidents or suffered physical illnesses. I saw first-hand how our emotional mind controls our physical wellbeing and visa-versa.
For twenty years I have run a private psychotherapy practice, helping scores of people over come emotional difficulties. I have worked for a Drugs and Alcohol unit and for Macmillan cancer care. I am also a psychotherapist for the Red Poppy and P.T.S.D. Resolution charities. I have helped many returning military personnel, who come with a raft of emotional difficulties from anger, sleep, relationship and displacement issues.
I have developed and taught on many courses on Health and Wellbeing, and Pain Management for MIND in Bradford. And will be running a Mindfulness course here in Manchester soon.
Qualifications; along with my O.T. BSc Hons. degree, I hold the Human Givens diploma, I am an N.L.P. practitioner and have a Mindfulness teachers certificate. I have C.B.T. and solution focused certificates. All of which, assist in a comprehensive therapy, enabling a fast and effective outcome.
A typical session; looks at what the persons current difficulties are, together we work out how to resolve these difficulties using innate resources the person already has. We can then practice goals during gentle relaxation which re-energises the person both physically and mentally. Therapy is individualised, does not dwell on past history and has personalised goals which the person brings into therapy.