Hello! I'm Tina.
Welcome to New Insights Therapy. I am a qualified and experienced therapist, who can help you mange a range of emotional difficulties.
At 18, I discovered my passion for providing emotional support for people, after volunteering for the National Schizophrenia fellowship (now Rethink). A year later, I was selected by the Rank Foundation and received sponsorship, to become a specialist youth worker. After 6 years, I gained my first degree, a BA Honours in Informal & Community Education and experience of working with young people.
I moved on to providing counselling for individuals with drug and alcohol problems. Alongside this, I delivered training workshops for young people and professionals to raise the awareness of the effects of drugs and alcohol. After several years, I was promoted to manage a busy drugs and alcohol service.
During this time, I decided to attend the Regents University, a leading institution for academic and clinical practice and completed my Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling here.
After 7 years of providing support in the drugs and alcohol field, I moved onto working for the NHS. Here I provided counselling and advocacy support to victims of sexual violence, at a sexual assault referral centre. I trained as an ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) in order to support individuals who had been affected by sexual violence.
I have been seeing clients in private practice since 2014 and work with individuals in need of support over a range of emotional difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, sexual violence, addictions and much more. I accept referrals from EAPS, private medical insurances, solicitors, GPs and self referral.
I really believe despite a lot of life's challenges, we can develop the ability to explore, understand and change the way we respond to some of these challenges. I have experienced this on a personal level and encourage it in my work with others. We generally don't see the world as it is, but as we are.
For more information on where you can find me, please click on the links below:
Certificate - Supervision Studies
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and my licence number is 197834. I adhere to the ethical requirements and codes of conduct under the BACP and receive regular moinitoring and supervision by an external supervisor, to ensure best practice.
My practice is fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.