Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, Foundation Course in Counselling, Level 3 EMDR

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, EMDR (specialist)

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

16 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Personality disorders, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Loss, PTSD, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma.

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. .

Personal Statement

 

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.