I am originally from Scotland (Dundee), and have both Scottish and Polish roots. Following a 12 year career in industry, I began my therapy career in earnest in 2008, after recognising that I have always been a psychologist at heart. My core postgraduate therapy training in the United Kingdom was in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is a very practical approach focused on the here-and-now.
With time and further study I have come to adopt a way of working that more fully explores the role of relationships, past and present, inside and out, and I integrate work from a range of approaches (including psychodynamic, relational and systemic as well as CBT), in response to the needs of the people I work with. I am also trained to Level 2 in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), with both individuals and with couples and this is currently my preferred way of working.
Although I view my work as being with people rather than ‘diagnoses’, I have worked extensively with clients whose difficulties might be described in terms of anxiety, depression, anger and trauma, as well as appearance-related distress and adapting to long-term health conditions, facing life challenges and changes, and more recently, relationship issues and couples work. I am a mother, a wife, a runner, a committed lifelong learner, and I love spending time outdoors. I am also navigating the midlife adventure of menopause and all that this entails.
I look forward to meeting you.