Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, Foundation Course in Counselling, Level 3 EMDR
Psychodynamic, CBT (General)
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Personality disorders, Long Covid, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Rape/sexual assault, PTSD, Self-harm, Trauma, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Abuse (unspecified), Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Bipolar Disorder, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Confidence/Self-esteem, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Family issues/relationships, Friendships, Illness in the family, Immigration, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Parental Separation/Divorce, Relationships with Academic Staff.
Special interest areas
I qualified as a counsellor through the advanced diploma course in 2006. I went onto get BACP accreditation in 2009 which enabled me to train in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) in 2011-2012. I have worked for various organisations. My volunteer placements were with a bereavement agency as well as a general counselling agency which meant I gained experience in a wide range of clients. Once I trained in EMDR, my focus with clients has been working with trauma issues. For example, I have worked using EMDR with clients from the emergency services as well as private clients who have experienced abuse. .
I am an experienced counsellor with a wide range of skills. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychology (BACP) and I abide by their guidelines and ethics. I assess every client to ensure I am the right person to work with them and will refer on if appropriate. I work with what clients bring into the room and believe the relationship is of paramount importance in order to help a client be empowered to move forward. As a counsellor I am not here to give advice but to work together with a client to look at their issues and to find a way forward. Confidentiality is vital and the counselling space enables a client to speak freely regarding what is on their mind. Counselling can be very empowering for an individual.