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The Therapy Space

I work in a lovely peaceful room in the garden of a small farm in Leatherhead, Surrey.   It is private and comfortable, with the amenities you would expect, and is also relatively accessible for people with limited mobility.  Call me to discuss your needs.   We are on the edge of an extensive network of footpaths for further reflective tranquil space before or after a session, and also have unlimited parking.  We are about a ten minute walk from Leatherhead train station.

My Training

I did my core training at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy in Newcastle.   This offers a Humanistic and Integrative training, with a core modality of Transactional Analysis (often referred to as TA).

I recognise that this is probably meaningless, unless you have also done some training.   So what does it mean?  Humanistic practice means we meet as equals, with the explicit intention of exploring your potential.  You are expert in your own life, not I, and I will always respect this. 

Integrative means that I have experience of, and am able to use, techniques and models from many modalities.   These may be creative techniques like sand play or drawing, story telling or writing, or maybe cognitive methods or we may explore spiritual issues.  I have trained in EMDR, for use with old or recent trauma.  We may work on your confidence to increase your income…no issue of yours or tool of mine is out of bounds.

Transactional Analysis is used in education, business and therapy.  It is a series of models that illustrate how we interact with one another, and since the 1960s has grown and changed and is widely used and understood by many practitioners.  It was created using normal language, with very few specific technical terms, so it’s easy to explain and understand, though it is subtle and complex in its application as well.