Qualifications

BA (Hons) Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

CBT, Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

11 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, Bipolar, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Refugees and displacement, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

I have worked in primary care (GP practices) and also worked as a specialist sexual violence and abuse counsellor. I work only with adults. I have worked within the NHS as a specialist counsellor for depression and also within private practice. I enjoy working with a range of presenting issues from clients.

Personal Statement

I’m a Person-centred therapist working to understand you from your perspective, valuing you and being open and genuine with you. You’re the expert on you! I respect that.

I’ll work with you to help you understand yourself and support you to instigate the behaviour and life changes that you want. I’m not a nodding dog type counsellor. We work together to help you restore your inner values, develop your self worth, self esteem, self confidence and overcome the things which are causing you distress. Helping you access your own inner resources empowers you to find what’s right for you, importantly, as what’s right for one isn’t necessarily right for another.

If other approaches (such as cognitive behavioural therapy (C.B.T - working with the links between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours) may help, these can be integrated into therapy. I don’t give advice, but will offer psycho-education e.g. ways to combat panic attacks or flashbacks.