I hold a BA Hons and a Diploma in Integrative Humanistic counselling and am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a background in working with adolescents and adults. I am trained in Integrative Humanistic counselling and I follow the BACP Ethical framework and have regular supervision to ensure that I am practicing safely and ethically. Alongside my private practice I work as a secondary school counsellor. I have also had experience working for a Youth counselling charity and for a charity that supports families affected by addiction. I attend regular courses and workshops to make sure that I am up to date with the latest research on working with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self harm, bereavement and relationship issues.
My own life experience and my qualifications have given me the privilege of being able to offer you a place to share your thoughts and feelings in a professional and confidential environment. Initially we will discuss the goals of therapy, which can be either via short or long term counselling. We regularly review the work together, which is important to make sure we are going in the right direction.
Counselling is different for everyone and I endeavour to find a way of working with you that enables you to explore your own agenda, in a supportive, warm and sometimes challenging way. I am not here to offer you advice, but to enable you to understand yourself better and to take responsibility for your own choices.
I have experience of working with:
This is not an exhaustive list. Your reasons for coming will be specific to you.
“Thank you so much for everything. You have been so understanding and I have really appreciated you listening to me, you have been so helpful.”
“Thank you so much for the sessions, it was incredible and so helpful and I feel like I have got me in a place that I’m happy with. I now have a sense of identity and that is something I’m proud of.”