AdvDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT (General)
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Chronic pain, Foster care, Gambling, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Long Covid, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Anger, Parenting, PTSD, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Confidence/Self-esteem, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Family issues/relationships, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
I have particular experience in all aspects of anxiety and OCD through working with Anxiety UK. I have done intensive training with Farleigh Hospice in helping with bereavement and grief.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I draw on more than one sort of counselling approach to meet the needs of the individual client.
I use a Person Centered approach which means the sessions are largely led by the client. I will offer support, guidance, and structure to enable the client to discover their own personal solutions to their problems.
I offer Psychodynamic counselling, this helps clients to understand long standing conflicts from the past which helps the client become more self-aware. This focuses on the roots of emotional suffering, and the influence of childhood relationships and experiences on later development.
I offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). This focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thinking, and behaviours, to help with coping strategies that target solving current problems.
I have a warm, friendly, non-judgemental approach. I am empathetic to your needs, a good listener, and have a genuine interest in what you bring to the session. I am passionate about my work, enthusiastic about helping you strive to meet your goals, from achieving the basics to self-actualization (achieving one’s full potential). You can expect total confidentially as I work within the boundaries of professional standards laid out by the National Counselling Society (NCS).