Qualifications

BA (Hons) Counselling, AdvDip in Counselling; Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy

Therapeutic Approach

CBT, Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

11 years

Issues worked with

Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Gender identity, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sex, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts.

Special interest areas

I have experience of supporting adults from 18+ personally; for workplaces or higher education with any type of loss; change; bereavement and potentially traumatic experiences. I have the speciality of working with those who have been bereaved as a result of suicide and those who deal with deaths and suicide as part of their work life (eg: blue light services personnel).

Personal Statement

I offer an approachable, safe and caring service which creates an environment for you to share something of what is troubling you.

By spending some time with you I tailor my support to your individual needs.  I do this by going at your pace; listening to you; being genuine with you and providing some clarity to find a way forward. 

I use these theories:

  • Person-centered puts you at the heart of this therapeutic relationship 
  • CBT is focused on ways in which you think, feel and behave 
  • Psychodynamic takes into account historic experiences and your relationships with others 

 

If it is hard to find the words then I may help by using creative techniques e.g. imagery or drawing. 

I appreciate you might feel nervous but I am used to helping people that talk to me feel as comfortable as possible about many subjects they find unsettling.