Qualifications

PGDip Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Therapeutic Approach

CBT, Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

10 years

Issues worked with

Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, OCD, Trauma.

Special interest areas

I have particular experience working with low self-esteem, interpersonal trauma and issues related to it.

Personal Statement

I am passionate about helping people alleviate psychological distress and live a happier and more satisfying life. It is important to me that my clients feel accepted and safe. My work is based on the values of respect, trust, tolerance, fairness, freedom of choice, and honesty. 

My counselling model is integrative. I tailor my approach to each client’s individual needs, drawing on insights and concepts of various approaches, particularly Person-Centred, Existential, EMDR, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. At the core of my approach is a genuine and compassionate attitude.

In the beginning, I attempt to understand the client’s perspective and their concerns as much as possible. I explore the client’s expectations and how they think I could help them the most. Then I ask them if they have any goals for therapy and what they would like to achieve.

I try to support the client to find their own way forward that is in accordance with their values and beliefs, but sometimes I also help them to consider things from a different perspective, give them some information that they may find helpful or teach them some techniques if appropriate.