Bachelors Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Issues worked with
Adoption, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Drugs, Gambling, Gaming, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sex, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.
Special interest areas
I have worked for many years with both young adults and employees of organisations of various nationalities and/or heritage trying to cope with identity issues, whether sexuality, gender or culture. I have particular experience of working with adults with fertility or adoption issues. Anxiety and stress, losses (family, friends, pets) have also been a large part of my work.
The first meeting is an exploratory session, where I will take notes and by asking questions try to gain a picture of why you are wanting therapy and what you would like to get from the sessions. I will explain the boundaries of confidentiality and answer queries that you may have. Together we may try to clarify what is your priority and what you would like to gain and agree an initial number of sessions before a review. Sessions thereafter are led by you, your choice of focus, there is no agenda. I will aim to listen and at times summarise and question to explore in more depth if you wish at a pace that feels OK for you. I aim to 'check-in' with you regularly to ensure the work is meeting your needs. Once we agree an ending we will work towards that, exploring your own 'internal counsellor' for the future.