Qualifications

Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents, Diploma in CBT, Diploma in Mindfulness, Integral Eye Movement Training, Meditation in the Workplace

Therapeutic Approach

CBT, Integrative

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

16 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Personal growth/wellbeing, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Anger, Grief, Loss, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma.

Special interest areas

I provided workplace counselling for 15 years to local County Council employees. Therefore I am accustomed to workplace issues but also the usual issues of low mood, low self-esteem, anxiety, grief and loss, issues in relationships and issues from childhood. In 2015, I re-trained to work with young people of Secondary age and above and launched my private practice. I currently provide counselling support in a couple of local Secondary schools and also on a private basis.

Personal Statement

I work integratively which means that I use the necessary tools to support a client once I have assessed them. I work in a person centered way which means I show empathy and warmth which I believe is key to bringing about change.

In the assessment session, we will identify what the goals of therapy will be. I will be looking for any unresolved feelings from the past which need to be processed. I firmly believe we need to let go of the past so we can move forwards in the way we want to.

Once we have identified the difficult feelings, they are processed in the sessions and released. This gives a great sense of relief and release and people often feel calmer straight away. I will also be looking out for any unhelpful thought patterns which need to be identified and reframed using cognitive behavioural therapy ( CBT). This will be via goal setting and thought diaries which highlight the problems that have developed in our thinking.