My aim is to teach clients calming techniques and develop positive coping mechanisms using tools that are based on current neuroscience. To help them change distress into decisions, plan a way forward whilst facing challenging circumstances, develop achievable goals and have a fulfilling life that works.
It has been a privilege and a joy to have spent most of my working life as a veterinary surgeon in small animal practice. However, life appears to have become more complicated, more uncertain, and the work ever more stressful. When life gets difficult, emotion can overwhelm us and block our ability to problem solve.
In recent years I volunteered with a peer support group helping colleagues, vets, nurses and practice teams deal with the feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and depression that has become so prevalent in the workplace today.
As part of our training we were introduced to the Human Givens approach to psychotherapy and counselling. It is a brief, solution-focused approach, which helps people feel better and move on in their lives as quickly as possible - at its heart is the understanding that, when a human being's essential emotional needs are met and their innate mental resources are being used correctly, they will be emotionally and mentally healthy.
I deliver workshops and training to veterinary teams and undergraduates on emotional health as well as offering individual therapy sessions.
MHGI (Human Givens Institute)
MRCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)