Qualifications

MA Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative

Membership body

BACP

Years practicing

4 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Gambling, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Alcohol, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Loss, PTSD, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma.

Special interest areas

I have particular experience with anxiety and depression with male and female adults, and grief including the loss of a son and death through accident and suicide.

Personal Statement

In the first few sessions my focus is to create a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space, for the client to explore what they want from counselling.

Throughout I offer counselling tools when needed to help with everyday anxieties.

My approach generally comes from the belief that healing comes from empowerment through increased self-awareness, and integration through self-compassion.  Also, I have often witnessed transformation as spiritual in nature.

I begin counselling explaining about myself as a counsellor, my approach, and practicalities such as supervision, being a member of a professional body, and ethical practice.  I inform clients that there are regular reviews, with the first one focussed on how well we are meeting the client’s expectations.  Subsequent reviews are to help the client gain a sense of progress, to change how we are working, and as a springboard for future work.