My approach is integrative, which is informed by a person centered model, and is very much based on responding to a person's needs. My aim is to provide a safe, respectful space where you feel listened to and heard, giving you time to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Sessions are individually tailored using techniques that best fit your needs. This means that I integrate other approaches such as psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioural or creative therapies into our work.
I see my role as working with you at your own pace and in your own way so that you can perhaps begin to find your own resources and resilience.
For me, one of the best things about being a counsellor is the rich experience of learning what it is to be human. Within this landscape I constantly find myself in awe of the human spirit.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Counselling
Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Continuing Professional Development
Anxiety Disorders training
Trauma, PTSD and CTSD training
I have worked in a hospice, a residential home for young people experiencing homelessness, academy schools and in private practice.
I have special interests in working with bereavement and loss, (including traumatic bereavement), anxiety and low self-esteem.
Professional body membership
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP Ethical framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can view the Ethical Framework on the BACP website here. I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate, professional insurance and attend monthly supervision.
I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist.
I continually strive for ethical practice and am committed to enhancing the service I am able to offer clients. This is achieved through continuing professional development, whereby I undertake additional training and attend relevant workshops.