My role is to guide you through the challenges of being in therapy by using reflections, questions and different creative techniques to enable you to take part in the process of discovering your creativity, spontaneity and potential, which will support you in creating a more fulfilling life.
I see Psychotherapy and Counselling as a collaborative process during which we will always strive to establish a safe and comfortable environment. In this safe space, you can talk and explore in a non-judgmental way your thoughts, feelings, somatic sensations, and imagination to support you in developing a better understanding of yourself and your situation. This process can feel very intense at times, and you might experience different emotions and sensations such as anger, upset, sadness or excitement. These emotions are normal and part of the therapeutic experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited and registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over ten years experience working with a variety of presentations.
My main qualifications are
- Diploma in Counselling Supervision
- MA in Psychotherapy and Healing
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
My specialist experience and training:
1. Online therapy
I provide online therapy, so you can be in the comfort of your own home. I have over ten years experience of working online with people in the UK and abroad.
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO Level 1)
- The use of technology in supervision in the Digital Age with Kate Anthony, YSF (Yorkshire Supervisors’ Forum)
- Embodied Intersubjectivities, the body in the era of online therapy by Confer
- ChildLine – three years’ experience of providing counselling through chats, telephone, and emails.
2. Trauma Work
I have many years experience of working with the impact of many different traumatic events. These includes but is not limited to: one off incidents, multiple traumas, childhood trauma/s and abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, car accidents, health trauma, refugees, war trauma, fire, and more.
I have been working for over eight years for charities specialising in providing support for people who had been subjected to any form of sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking and any form of childhood abuse.
I work with traumatic memories and responses in therapy from an empowerment/ strength based approach, and I use somatic therapy or rewind technique to work with trauma.
- Empowerment – strength-based approach in working with trauma
- Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild
- Working with Dreams & Nightmares: Complex Trauma Institute
- Complex Trauma Conference
- Trauma and the Body, Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice by Carolyn Spring
- Rewind technique – Uncommon Knowledge
I have many years experience of facilitating different groups, including supervision groups, creative self development and dream work groups.
- Certificate in Group Facilitation – Embodied-Relational Therapy (ERT),
- Group Facilitation with Hearing Voices Network
As part of my Psychotherapy training, dream analysis together with storytelling and visualisations were the main component of my studies. My approach to dream analysis is influenced by C.G. Jung and post-Jungian therapists. I attend a monthly dream interpretation group for therapists using Jungian Psychology. Additionally, I have attended training in:
- Working with Dreams & Nightmares with Complex Trauma Institute
- Working with Dreams, and introduction to C G Jung at the Society for Psychology and Healing
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of counselling I work with; include anxiety, feeling like you can’t cope, feeling lonely, after a big change in life, such as a loss of a job or bereavement, moving to a new place, relocating to another country or area, dealing with stress at work, home or in relationships, or in any other aspects of life, lack of confidence, emptiness, mood swings, coping with the impact of abuse or other traumatic events, or long-term illness, panics, phobias or nightmares.
Below is a list of some issues I work with. If you are not sure if I could support you with your particular difficulties, please contact me.
- Loss and change: bereavement, family disagreements, divorce and separation, moving to a new location, country, or work
- Job and career changes, including employment difficulties and challenges, redundancy, difficulty with keeping a job, exploring new work opportunities or changes in a career.
- Relational issues: lack of intimate relationships, friendships, relationships difficulties, separations, divorce, lack of passion, parenting issues, or childlessness either by choice or becouse of infertility.
- Abuse and trauma: childhood abuse, growing up in a violent, or neglectful environment, emotional, physical, or mental abuse either by parent (s), sibling (s) or in a relationship (s).
- Trauma: Traumatic events, car accidents, other injuries, sexual violence, imprisonment, torture, war conflict, unexpected situations and other life-threatening situations. I also offer support for witnesses of traumatic events.
- Self-development: reflecting on life and changes, dissatisfaction with aspects of your life,
- Difficulties, challenges and prejudices experienced because of difference, diversity or disability: including visible and invisible disabilities, LGBTIQ, class, culture, and race.
- Neurodiversity: especially: dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Women’s specific issues: the ever-changing hormones can add to emotional and physical challenges in life. I offer emotional support for women’s issues: PMT, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, infertility, and menopause.
I am only working online and my availability is currently on Mondays:
- First session starts at 7: 00 am
- Last session is at 8:00 pm
Please, contact for availability.
I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Supervision online so you can be in the comfort of your own home. In this secure and confidential setting (for limitations to confidentiality, please visit FAQ), you are welcome to talk about whatever issues may be troubling you: whether that is anxiety, depression, repeating patterns of behaviour, problems in relationships, loss, long term emotional difficulties, traumatic experience or a lack of fulfilment or sense of meaning in life.
I believe that everyone is an individual, and for that reason, during our first session, we will discuss your needs and agree to the contract that will be the most suitable for you at that time.
- Short term Psychotherapy and Counselling contracts that focus on specific situation or issue. This could be just a one-off session to up to fifteen session contract. Towards the end of the contract, you can always review your needs and decide if you would like to continue.
- Long term, open-ended Psychotherapy contract – we will review your needs once a year at the agreed time. Long term Psychotherapy is more suitable if you would like to work on an in-depth level or with long-standing difficulties.
- Group therapy – a small, up to six members group that offers space for reflection, sharing and learning from each other.
- Supervision for therapists and professionals, working with people who experience emotional distress.
- Training for counsellors and supervisors