Qualifications

Diploma in CBT, Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, EMDR Parts 1-4, Certificate in Counselling Skills

Therapeutic Approach

TA, CBT, EMDR, Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

6 years

Issues worked with

Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Family issues, Addiction, Work-related issues, Self-harm, Relationships, Emotional abuse, Self-esteem, Cancer, Chronic fatigue, Stress, Bereavement, Trauma.

Special interest areas

I worked for the last 6 years in Private practice and therefore have supported people with a variety of issues. I have worked with adults facing difficulties due to relationship issues and work-related stress. Following the completion of my EMDR training I have worked with an EAP supporting police officers.

Personal Statement

I believe that everyone has the necessary inner resources to work through their own issues, but sometimes life events can get in the way of our ability to see the way forward. Counselling can offer the necessary support to regain focus and inner strength to live a happy and fulfilled life. A Person Centred approach allows the client to express their feelings and emotions in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

 

I believe that a therapeutic relationship, built on mutual trust is fundamental in moving forward towards achieving the changes which will lead to a more fulfilled and complete life. However, sometimes it might be necessary to “direct” the client towards a more focused path and the use of more structured and goal-oriented sessions might be necessary. It is important to establish what the client hopes and expects to achieve from counselling and work together to arrive at a satisfactory outcome.