Qualifications

PGDip Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Trauma Therapy, CBT

Membership body

BACP

Years practicing

19 years

Issues worked with

Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Stress, Suicidal thoughts.

Special interest areas

I qualified in 2002 and, since then, have continued to expand my training and experience. I have a lot of experience in working with past and present trauma and how that can continue to impact. I work with the emergency services and also am an approved counsellor for victims of abuse. As part of my experience in trauma work I have worked for the Metropolitan Police, including all the recent major incidents, both immediately afterwards and providing ongoing trauma therapy.

Personal Statement

After qualifying in 2002 I have continued to build on my training and now work with each client to find the best approach for them.  I believe the client/therapist relationship is very important so take my time to understand what you want from counselling.  I offer different perspectives on working through difficult issues and making sense of how to move forward. 

 

The first session is usually about getting to know you and for us to start to make a plan around how to use the sessions.  I make sure that I have a good understanding of what may be challenging at this time in your life and explain how I may be able to help.  Subsequent sessions are very much led by you and we plan along the way to make sure you are getting the most out of your time with me.