The purpose of my work is to empower you through facilitating and supporting development of your own self-growth and worth. You are the expert on your life and together we will work towards exploring and identifying your presenting challenges and issues in order to create new insights and healing. Together we will achieve a deeper personal understanding of yourself, and develop your ability to overcome life’s difficulties with confidence.
Creating a trustworthy and confidential counselling relationship is my priority, where you can build confidence and security in the safeness of our sessions; enabling you to share your issues and feel heard. I will listen without judgement and acknowledge your experience, encourage your self-expression, growth of self-awareness, and self-development. The purpose of therapy is to build strong foundations of personal psychological strength, in order to increase your own ability to address future difficulties personally, empowering you to cope more effectively with life.
I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist; this means we can consider other counselling methods and therapeutic tools which could benefit you and compliment your therapeutic journey. My core approach is in Person-Centred Therapy and Petruska Clarkson’s Seven level Model, which recognises you as an individual. I work in a non-directive way, encouraging you to lead our discussions and choose what issues you wish to work with, so that in the process, you will discover what meanings and solutions feel right for you. Person-Centred Counselling is a unique method which works towards your self-reliance, and, the ability in the future to become your own personal therapist and not require therapy for any longer than we feel you need.
If you have any questions I am happy to answer them via email
Training Qualifications and Experience
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
PODS – Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals
PODS – Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
National Autistic Society Training in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
BSc (Hons) – Psychology
I have experience with:
Depression, Bipolar, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Dissociation, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia
Self-Harm, Addiction, Grief, Psychological, Physical & Sexual Abuse.
Manage a Counselling team for a Church based Charity
Lead Safeguarding Officer.