Qualifications

Level 4 Counselling Diploma,

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative

Membership body

BACP

Years practicing

7 years

Issues worked with

Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Drugs, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma.

Special interest areas

My counselling experience consists of providing counselling support at a bereavement agency for parents/carers following the loss of a child. I have also provided counselling support at a centre for women who have suffered from Domestic Violence, Low Self Esteem and Mental Health difficulties. I have volunteered as a counsellor at a Carers organisation supporting people who are carers and the issues which arise from this. I previously offered wellbeing support in schools to young people within my role as a family support advisor.. I have worked within a counselling agency supporting children and young people experiencing depression anxiety and stress. I have also supported parents within this process offering parenting advice and support. I have delivered training to schools and organisations on how to support and develop positive mental health for young people .

Personal Statement

I am passionate about counselling and the support I am privileged to offer to individuals. I work holistically by listening to what you have to say and building a trusting and therapeutic relationship. I offer empathy in a warm, safe non-judgmental and confidential environment, giving you the time and space to explore and work through past and presenting issues. I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing support to individuals who may be having difficulties with relationships, self esteem, loss, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse and many other issues. There are times in our life when we feel a little lost and feel stuck in a situation which seems impossible to go forward from. You may find that with the support of counselling you are empowered to make changes and have a better understanding of yourself in the process. I My therapeutic approach is about building the relationship using the three core conditions Empathy, Congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard. I use a person centred approach with clients when we are working in the here and now. I use a Psychodynamic approach when clients need to explore their past to unlock their core beliefs around their patterns of behaviour this helps the client to have a better understanding of their pattern of relating. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help clients manage difficulties by changing the way they think and behave.