Who am I?
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with a strong background in sexual trauma. I have worked with a variety of client groups including young people, those with bereavement issues, survivors of rape and sexual abuse, people who have been trafficked, adults with a learning disability and physical illness.
My approach to counselling is fairly simple; I believe that people are the experts in their own healing. However for many reasons, we can lose touch with this and feel disempowered and disengaged in our own emotional worlds. I see my role as helping people to find their own ways back to themselves and their ways to heal.
I work in a person-centred manner, incorporating other ways of working where appropriate. This means that I follow the lead of the client and aim to empower them in finding their own way rather than my dictating what would be best. I believe this provides the deepest level of emotional healing and provides people with the tools, and faith in themselves, to better face emotional upset in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 9 years experience of working with survivors of sexual trauma (3 in a counselling capacity) and 5 years experience of counselling for a range of other issues including relationship difficulties, work stress, alcohol issues, sexuality and identity issues, self-esteem issues, anxiety and depression, Dissociative Identity Disorder, human trafficking, FGM, asylum seeking and fertility issues.
I have a DipHE in Counselling and a Batchelor of Arts degree. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I am committed to my continuing professional development and undertake regular trainings. A few recent examples are:
- Inner Child Work.
- Working with Subpersonalities.
- Working with Male Sexual Abuse and Rape
- Counselling Records as Evidence
- The Impact of Trauma on Emotional Intimacy and Sexual Functioning
- Safeguarding Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £40 per session.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
Counselling is a very personal experience so it is important that you feel comfortable with and confident in your counsellor. Please feel free to call and ask me any questions you might have about coming for counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client