Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2017

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body


Years practicing

6 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Autism spectrum disorder, Social anxiety, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD/ADD, Family issues/relationships, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Grief/Loss, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Drugs, Dyslexia, Foster care, Gaming, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Insomnia, Loneliness, Sexuality, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Chronic or acute health conditions, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Sexual matters, Phobias, Trauma, Work-related issues, Menopause, Not Assessed, Abuse (unspecified), Romantic Relationships, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Divorce, Dyspraxia, Emotional Expression, Friendships, Illness in the family, Learning difficulties (general), Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).

Special interest areas

Much of my work is with young people from 7 to 25. .

Personal Statement

As an experienced person-centred therapist, I’m committed to providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment: it’s my role to support those needing to be heard. I won’t tell you what to do but rather enable you to feel listened to and valued so you can explore your own solutions and choices in life. It can be hard to put into words our feelings, behaviour or experiences and clients may feel unsure about where to start. That’s OK - counselling is about building a trusting relationship and working together in whichever way suits the individual. Whilst my approach is based on the person-centred model, I integrate other therapy models such as CBT which enables clients to decide what we talk about and choose the direction the sessions take. Working in this non-directive way allows clients the freedom to express themselves physically, verbally or creatively to reach their own potential.