Mandy is an adult psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with individuals and couples. Her approach is psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, which recognises that hidden feelings and past experiences often inform our behaviour and the way we relate to others. By working therapeutically, she helps to bring these feelings to the surface and gives them space to transform.
Mandy works in both an exploratory and non-judgemental way, and believes that helping people to understand the underlying roots of their difficulties is more effective in the long term than giving advice or reassurance. She firmly holds that the strength of healing and recovery lies in the quality of the therapeutic relationship. She is a warm and compassionate therapist with a passion for this work and a genuine desire to help. She has worked with people from all backgrounds who experience mental and emotional distress. She offers a safe, confidential environment in which difficult feelings can be explored. She believes that distress arises from our life experiences which are unique to us and by listening closely, aims to help clients find their own solutions.
In addition to her registration as a full clinical member of the UKCP, Mandy has a first degree in Philosophy and a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis. She is also a qualified teacher having trained and taught in secondary schools for many years before becoming a psychotherapist. Mandy has worked in numerous settings including the NHS, MIND, and other mental health agencies.
Mandy keeps abreast of current thinking in this field and attends a number of CPD events each year. She attends peer supervision in addition to the regular supervision that assists her practice. She is approved as a private practitioner by a number of insurance companies, including AXA/PPP, Aviva and Vitality Health.
Relationship issues, loss, personality and mood disorder, anxiety, depression.
BA (Hons) Philosophy, MA Philosophy & Psychoanalysis, PGCE R.E./Philosophy, PGDip Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), member of the College of Psychoanalysts.