Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Integrative, Person-centred, CBT (specialist), CBT (General)
Issues worked with
Bereavement, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Family issues/relationships, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Bullying, Depression, Anger, LGBTQ+, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Adoption, Attachment issues, Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Drugs, Dyslexia, Foster care, Gambling, Gaming, HIV/AIDS, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Physical health, Sexuality, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Addiction, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Not Assessed, Abuse (unspecified), Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Disassociation, Divorce, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dysphasia, Dyspraxia, Emotional Expression, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Immigration, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, 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
My particular area of focus would be that of LGBT+ having worked in this field since qualification. However, I also have extensive experience of working with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide and other generalist issues .
I would describe myself as being flexible. Therapy needs to be something that is tailored towards individual needs, and I feel that an “out of the box” style helps with this. During my training my core model was cognitive behaviour therapy, and this is where we would work together on your thought process and how this interacts with your life as a whole. There is no such thing as one style fits all! When working with my clients they are at the centre of everything. Sessions are arranged around the client’s availability and their chosen method of interaction whether that be telephone or video contact. I firmly believe that you are the expert on you! So, in our sessions together we would collaboratively explore what you would like to bring to therapy and agree targeted goals and outcomes for this. Let's help you be all you can be and more!