2 Victoria Avenue
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and I am an accredited member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Being an Integrative Counsellor means that I have been trained in many approaches which I can draw on to suit the needs of the individual. As we are all different, one approach does not fit all. I draw mainly on Psychodynamic approaches, Attachment Theory, and Transactional Analysis. Often people worry about the approach of the Counsellor and get stuck on choosing the right person especially when not knowing what the approaches really mean. However, I believe that counselling is much more about the connection between Counsellor and client and whether you feel you can open up and feel comfortable in the session. I am a warm and open person and offer a non judgemental space to help you make sense of your troubles.
In our counselling sessions, we can explore together what might be holding you back in your life. We receive strong messages from a young age and indeed throughout life and often we are operating more from these without even knowing. Very often, our own needs, wants, hopes and expectations get lost and we know longer know ourselves very well. In the unbiased space of counselling, all you need to do is start talking and I will help you make sense of it all.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and have completed an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of BACP, I am bound by their ethical framework. I am regularly supervised and fully insured for my practice.
I came into the counselling field through my years working in the charity sector. From working with clients presenting with mental health issues, addiction, abuse and homelessness I grew passionate about the positive changes that can happen when one has professional support to better understand themselves.
I currently work as a Counsellor in a residential treatment centre carrying out individual counselling sessions and running group therapy with people struggling with addiction, eating disorders and self harming behaviours. I have also worked in other environments including a university setting, a domestic violence charity, and NHS services. I have gained experience working with a wide range of people and issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My fees are £65 per session.
Some lower cost slots are available for students and those on a low wage or unemployed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have evening appointments available for those who require them.