I am a Counselling Psychologist with experience both within primary and secondary care in National Health Service in the UK and private practice. I work for Veterans NHS Wales part time at present. Although, the service does not allow to utilise the full schema protocol, clients and myself find it useful to formulate their presentations in schema model. Socialising clients to the model improves engagement in further therapy as often veterans present with complex developmental and occupational trauma.
In my private practice I specialise in complex presentations, particularly with clients who have childhood trauma/frustration of developmental needs.
Delivering schema therapy is both demanding and rewarding therapeutic work which encourages me to grow both professionally and personally.