Qualifications

PG Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

COSCA

Years practicing

10 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Drugs, Gambling, Autism spectrum disorder, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Personality disorders, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

I worked as a school counsellor (secondary )for 8 plus years; I also set up clinics within GP practices. My practice spans all ages.

Personal Statement

My Theory is person-centred, although I offer integrative therapy, which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual clients. I specialise in helping the clients explore their emotions/feelings and understand their behaviours: how their past influences their present day. We can't change the past, but we can let go of it, leaving us free to recognise we have choices, and there is more than one path. The first session can be an anxious session for the client as it may be the first time they have embarked on the journey of counselling. We will discuss the client's expectations, and it allows the client the opportunity to ask questions.