Starting with the belief that you are the expert in your own life, I use a humanistic approach to help you understand yourself more fully through therapy. I will work with you towards creating the future you strive for in a safe and confidential environment.
Creating a safe space for you is of the utmost importance for me. I am here to listen and witness whatever each client brings to each session without judgement.
I made the decision to formally train as a counsellor whilst undergoing treatment for cancer. It was important to me that the course I chose had a core belief in empowering clients rather than telling them what to do. In the past, I have suffered from therapy which was unsupportive and had the opposite effect.
I have lived experience, both at first hand and through my immediate family, of serious mental health issues, bereavement, historical abuse, domestic violence, addiction issues and post-natal illness.
Being a client myself in the past means I know how it is to seek professional help and that it is not a sign of weakness but of strength and shows a willingness to face challenges and grow as a person.
Insights gained from these experiences inform my practice as much as my degree studies. They have deepened my compassion and understanding for the often-complex suffering and struggles of others, as well as enhancing my belief that recovery is possible.
I have experience in working with:
- depression and anxiety
- grief and loss
- post-natal illness
- childhood abuse
- sexual violence
- mental health problems
- ptsd and complex ptsd
- life changing illnesses such as cancer
- relationship problems
- life changes
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Counselling (Distinction)
- Cruse Bereavement Care ABC Course
- Solution-focussed Approach to Suicide
- Trauma Focussed Sexual Violence training at SARSAS (Bristol Rape Crisis)
- Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
Experience: Knowle West Young Mums Project (childhood abuse, drug addiction, prostitution), Cruse (bereavement, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma), Network Counselling (depression, severe mental health issues, anxiety, relationship issues, childhood trauma)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
An introductory session will last 30 - 50 minutes and cost £25
Subsequent sessions are £40 and last 60 minutes.
Concessions are available.
I am interested in how trauma affects physical and mental well-being. I am about to embark on a three year course focusing on how to disperse and diminish the effects of trauma and it's impact upon the nervous system, mind and emotions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|