L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Integrative, Person-centred, CBT (General)
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Childhood abuse, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Loneliness, Sexuality, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, PTSD, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Work-related issues, ADHD/ADD, Abuse (unspecified), Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Bipolar Disorder, Confidence/Self-esteem, Disassociation, Family issues/relationships, Friendships, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Perfectionism.
Special interest areas
I have wide-ranging experience helping clients with a variety of trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, post-traumatic stress, intrusive thoughts & suicidal ideation. I am professionally trained to work with survivors of sexual abuse. Depending on a client's circumstances and needs, I use Person-Centred approach combined with CBT or trauma-informed therapy.
As an integrative counsellor with a specialist training in sexual abuse and trauma I encourage my clients to use the therapeutic space to be self-directed and not to be afraid to prioritise their own needs. Integrating Person Centred approach is therefore very helpful and empowering for clients who have lost their sense of self-agency and have difficulties in decision making. Cognitive-Behavioural therapy helps to structure the work and to monitor the progress in terms of behaviour, changes in mood, reactions, and feelings. This approach is very helpful while working with anxiety and negative thoughts.
Occasionally I may ask my clients to work at home in between the sessions. In terms of trauma, I would explore with the client the areas of life affected by the traumatic experiences, but this would be done in a very gentle way, to avoid overwhelming and re-traumatising the client.