MA Integrative Counselling
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Childhood abuse, Drugs, Gaming, Abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, PTSD, Phobias, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma.
Special interest areas
I work with all forms of trauma in both adults and children of all ages. I have extensive experience working both online, with teens and adults. I also have extensive experience working with grief, particularly traumatic bereavements, and anticipatory grief when a loved one or self is diagnosed with a life changing illness. This last year I have been working exclusively with those impacted by COVID and traumatic bereavement during the pandemic. I have worked with a lot of both suicidal feelings and self harm in both adults and children. I also have experience and am trained in the making sense of trauma model and working with trauma and grief within the first few weeks of impact.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I am trained in a range of techniques and theories, and my aim is to use those best suited to you and your situation.
In our first session I will hear about what brings you to therapy at this time, and we may fill in some assessment forms to help me work out what methods might work best for you. I will ask about what you might like to get from therapy and talk to you about how we may work together. You will be in control of how we work, and throughout our time together we can adapt and change the approach to one that best suits you. That means I welcome feedback about what is helping and anything that is not. I believe that you know what is best for you, and sometimes we just need someone to help us work that out and walk besides us on that journey.