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Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist I worked as first a social worker and then as a clinical social worker providing individual, family and group therapy, in a variety of settings including business and community based organisations. The people I worked with came with relationship problems, work related problems, depression, anxiety or had experienced trauma because of domestic violence. I later worked in a number of schools in London, providing managers, teachers and other professional staff, all who were working with very challenging children, with group and individual supervision (a reflective space to think more deeply about their work) as well as short-term therapy. After qualifying as a psychotherapist in 2006 I worked for NHS in secondary mental health community team, where I provided long-term psychotherapy, as well as in primary care, where I saw people for short term psychotherapy. I worked with people who presented with a number of issues including, depression and anxiety, relationship problems, personality disorders, loss and work related problems. I also continued working in schools and other community organisation providing supervision and short-term psychotherapy. In 2007 a colleague and I set up the Yew Tree Psychotherapy Practice in Canterbury where we see individuals and couples for both long and short-term psychotherapy. We also provide supervision for counselors and other professional people such as social workers and teachers.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the UKCP and a Council Member of the Canterbury Consortium of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapists. I have worked with adults and young people in Primary Care Services providing short term therapy groups and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. I have also worked in Secondary Mental Health Services within the NHS providing both short term and longer term psychotherapy. Work within the NHS has included issues of depression, anxiety, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, personality disorder, addictive behavior, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, work matters, gender issues and sexuality. I have also managed and supervised therapy projects for both children and adults within school settings. This work provided individual and group therapy to pupils, parents, foster-carers and teachers. At Yew Tree Psychotherapy Practice I provide short term psychodynamic psychotherapy for individuals and couples, individual long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and individual and group supervision for counselors, psychotherapists and other professionals working with challenging client groups.
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