BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies 2004, Certificate in Person Centred Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 2008, Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy 2019
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar Disorder, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Personality disorders, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues/relationships, Fertility and pregnancy, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Romantic Relationships, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Adoption, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Dementia, Foster care, Autism spectrum disorder, HIV/AIDS, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Multiple sclerosis, Psychosis, Sexuality, Long Covid, Bullying, Anger, LGBTQ+, PTSD, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Not Assessed, ADHD/ADD, Abuse (unspecified), Spirituality/Religion, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Disassociation, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Learning difficulties (general), Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Memory/Amnesia (or cognitive impairment), Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
I work with clients of all ages from 16 years upwards, and all genders. Although it is not the focus of my practice, I have a particular interest in helping the individual explore their identity and improve their self-confidence..
My aim is to work with the individual client to explore what they want from the counselling, and together we can consider options to help them achieve their goals. I always want to help clients find the ways forward which will work for them, rather than offering a "one-size fits all" approach. The work may include some creative work, some behavioural work, or even some homework if this is what the client wants. I always try to help clients achieve what they want within the shortest time possible, but if clients want longer term therapy or to "dip-in and out" of therapy over a longer period this can also be accommodated.