How can I help?
In today’s world, unfortunately, so many of us are struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and trauma, that it has become a normal part of our daily lives, however, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Although mental health awareness has come a long way in recent years, there is often still a misconception that an individual must have severe issues to seek counselling. Whilst many people may have deep rooted issues they need to work through, others may simply seek a safe space to ‘check in’ with themselves as a form of self-care, feeling free to explore their feelings with someone who is unbiased and detached from their life. To me, there is no such thing as a problem “Too big” or “Too small”.
My aim is to welcome you into a warm, non-judgemental, safe space, where together, we can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I understand that the idea of therapy can be daunting, especially if it's your first time, however, I sincerely believe that by creating a trusting, therapeutic relationship, you will be successful on your journey of self-discovery.
I truly believe that you are an expert on yourself, which is why I predominantly work using an Integrative Person-Centred approach, as it is a non-directive, client-led model. By working in this way, I can help you to explore your emotions, behaviours, and beliefs so you can gain clarity on any issues you may be experiencing, as well as gaining a greater sense of self-awareness. However, I understand that everyone is unique, therefore I will draw upon various models and techniques to tailor sessions to best meet the needs of the individual.
I also have a keen interest in exploring the mind-body connection, due to the ever-increasing evidence that our mental health can impact our physical health, and vice versa. It is for this reason that I am furthering my training in holistic therapies, such as mindfulness, meditation, and movement, to broaden my knowledge and offer a variety of techniques to clients to aid their overall health.
I appreciate that embarking on a counselling journey can feel incredibly daunting, and I truly believe that in order to gain the most benefit from the experience, it is essential that you ‘click’ with your counsellor. It is for this reason that I offer a free 20 minute consultation, so we can discuss how we can work together and if we will be a good fit.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications and Training
- FdA Degree in Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling
- BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice Studies
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
I am a qualified counsellor, and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am committed to continuing my professional development and broadening my knowledge, so that I can provide clients with up-to-date information, techniques, and tools needed to help them combat any issues they may be experiencing.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation either in person, by telephone, or on zoom.
All subsequent sessions are £45 and last for 50 minutes.
I offer short and long-term therapy and am based at Lighthouse Therapy Group, which is a warm, friendly and secure counselling practice located near Washington Village. There are good transport links and ample street parking, directly outside the practice.