Degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice, Mindfulness Now Teacher (Accred)
Issues worked with
Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Drugs, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality/Religion, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues/relationships, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Anger, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), LGBTQ+, Adoption, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Foster care, HIV/AIDS, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Multiple sclerosis, Sexuality, Personality disorders, Long Covid, Refugees and displacement, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Abuse (unspecified), Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Burnout/Fatigue, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Immigration, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
I am an experienced established practitioner and have undertaken specific training enabling me to work with LGBTQI+ 🏳️🌈 community. I have a deep understanding of the presenting issues faced by minorities. I also have sound experience of working with those affected by childhood abuse and sexual violence. I draw from an integrative approach and use mindfulness based strategies if appropriate to help Clients regulate the physical symptoms they may be experiencing. .
I consider myself a warm relatable therapist working in non judgemental way to help clients gain insights into themselves. I hope to empower clients to understand some of their difficulties and ways of being able to manage their emotional responses. I offer an initial appointment where we talk about your reasons for seeking counselling and how we could best work together to support you. We review our work regularly and look at anything that may be causing a struggle.