Qualifications

AdvDip Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP, NCS

Years practicing

20 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Autism spectrum disorder, Health anxiety, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Long Covid, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Fertility and pregnancy, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Rape/sexual assault, Self-harm, Trauma, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Abuse (unspecified), Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Spirituality/Religion, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Burnout/Fatigue, Confidence/Self-esteem, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Family issues/relationships, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).

Personal Statement

I believe within counselling, a meaningful, trusting relationship with another human being is a vital part of the therapy, and that it is this relationship with another that enables us to understand and accept ourselves, to heal and grow.

I feel I have the qualities of self-awareness, genuineness or realness, empathy and an acceptance of others; all of which I consider to be vital in order to develop a therapeutic relationship with someone who is looking for help, with whatever it is that has led them to seek counselling.

As a counsellor I view myself as a fellow traveller, sharing a part of the client’s journey through life, for as long as they want me alongside them. I always feel both humbled and honoured when someone puts their trust in me and invites me to walk alongside them for a while and to share with me with their unique story.