Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Humanistic, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

24 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Fertility and pregnancy, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Anger, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, PTSD, Phobias, Self-harm, Trauma, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Confidence/Self-esteem, Family issues/relationships.

Personal Statement

I trained in the Person Centred Model of therapy at Metanoia in London. The Humanistic approach appealed to me as I did not feel I wanted to be the 'expert ' on someone else. I feel this means I am warm and empathic. I listen and do not judge. It is important to hear the clients story. If I feel it is appropriate I might bring in other methods I have learnt over the years such as Mindfulness meditation or Thought Field Therapy a type of therapy that enables the client to connect with the trauma without having to relive it with the aim to remove the emotion, this method is akin to EMDR. In the first session I don't normally take notes as in my experience that is when a lot of the real work is done, listening. I will put the client at ease.