I am a qualified integrative humanistic counsellor. This means that I use a range of different approaches, which allows me to be flexible to the needs of my clients. My core approach is Person Centred, but I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis) and Psychodynamic modalities. These allow us to explore your feelings in the present and the past, and how they may affect relationships, behaviour and thoughts.
I believe that counselling is a collaborative process and that once we have identified what you need, we can work together to make sense of your situation. From here you will be able to consider the best way forward.
I have experience working in agencies with young people (ages 11-21) and adult clients. My background is in education, and this has allowed me many opportunities to help staff, students and parents with a wide range of issues. I have volunteered with an agency counselling young people and adults, and currently volunteer with a Rape Crisis agency and Therapeutic Horticulture charity.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I also have full public liability insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.
Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Level 5 Advanced Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills
BACP Certified Cyber Therapist
Level 4 University Certificate in Psychology
Selected Workshops Attended
Working with the inner child
Various couples workshops (as part of a certificate)
Working with therapeutic groups
Anxiety and intrusive thoughts
Dissociation and Trauma
Natural Mindfulness Walking
Creative Journaling & Visualisations
Working with shame and trauma
Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Therapeutic Horticulture for Mental Health Issues