Thank you for viewing my profile. I know how difficult it can be to ask for help when you are struggling, but life is hard at times and having someone to talk to can really help.
The approach I use is called is Person Centred. Now you may be asking what that means and what to expect when working with me so here it is a nutshell; Person Centred counselling places the importance on the relationship between the counsellor and client. The client can expect to feel heard and accepted within this relationship without judgement.
The idea is that the client knows what is hurting and is the expert on themselves whilst the counsellor is there to help support the client, as they work through what is troubling them. The hope for the client is to be able to heal, grow in self awareness and self confidence.
Person Centred Counselling can be suitable for a range of different client issues and my experience of working with clients is mixed. I do however have a special interest and experience in working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma including neglect, sexual abuse, emotional or physical abuse and are now struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship problems in adulthood.
If this sounds like you please contact me for more information or to book an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Counselling
Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Award in Specialist Support Services (working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse)
Two years experience working in a Rape and Sexual Abuse agency (helpline and face to face counselling)
18 months experience in working in an inner city Birmingham Counselling service working with a range of clients from different cultures and religions experiencing a range of different issues
16 months working in private practice working with a range of different client issues
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
Experience of working with clients experiencing conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.