Qualifications

Diploma in Professional Integrative Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

20 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Drugs, Gambling, Gaming, Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sex, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Refugees and displacement, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma.

Personal Statement

Talking with someone who is trained to deal with psychological (and sometimes associated physical) distress offers the chance for a person to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their problems. This confidential conversation can potentially help us to see things that we haven’t previously been aware of, to view things from a new perspective and open up new choices. There is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ solution, but Counselling can sometimes offer concrete and specific ways to approach problems such as low self-esteem, worry, anxiety and depression. I may therefore at times offer suggestions and information and in this I’m informed by an up-to-date understanding of how certain problems occur and perpetuate. Equally, sometimes the relationship developed with a Counsellor may itself play a central role in repairing old hurts, in changing the way we feel about ourselves, and as a result our relationships with others.