Qualifications

AdvDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

CBT, Hypnotherapy, Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, TA

Membership body

NCS (Accred.)

Years practicing

3 years

Issues worked with

Anxiety, Loneliness, Disordered eating, Relationships, Trauma, Grief, Domestic abuse, Phobias, Parenting, Abuse, Attachment issues, Social anxiety, Anger, Emotional abuse, Physical health, Depression, Childhood abuse, Stress, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Personal growth/wellbeing, Personality disorders, Suicidal thoughts, Self-esteem, Alcohol, Bullying, OCD, Physical abuse, PTSD, Loss, Bereavement, Sexual abuse.

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.

Personal Statement

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).