There are times in life when we feel a 'niggle' or a persistent uncomfortable feeling hanging over us - no matter what we do this 'niggle' does not seem to disappear; this can impact on our daily functioning in everyday life and usual coping methods; life can become a struggle and simple tasks become challenging and emotionally draining, the 'not knowing' and emotional barriers can affect our personal reactions and perceptions of life and others around us.
I offer a non-judgemental and empathetic approach and am here to listen and explore inner thoughts and feelings which may connect to the past, present or future. I am passionate about working at a clients pace with their emotional well-being remaining paramount at all times throughout the therapeutic process.
I consider myself to be a warm, caring and nurturing individual who strives to inspire and empower Children, Young People and Adults and adults from every age group . My key aim is to develop an individuals self-esteem, personal resilience and positive outlook when faced with demanding circumstances and emotional milestones we may face in life.
I have a nursery nursing background and presently work as a School counsellor in a thriving Primary school working with a host of young people , adults and families in overcoming a variety of emotional barriers,challenging family dynamics along with any additional issues. They may require a host of unique and specialised counselling techniques to suit the individual needs of the young person, adult and their family.
My wealth of experience enables me to work therapeutically and collaboratively work with both the young person and their parent/ carer offering family therapy and valuable family support interventions that will encourage joint resilience, team building and an opportunity to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions in a safe environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed counselling training in ‘Person Centred’ counselling which touched upon Carl Rodgers three core conditions (empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.) This humanistic approach truly values the humanity and genuine being of each individual and works to develop a client's conscious well being in the 'here and now'. Following this course I successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. The Psychotherapeutic concept of this type of counselling explores past, present and future issues.Both client and therapist work closely throughout therapy sessions in achieving a genuine and realistic goal. This approach may link into key theories such as the attachment theory, transactional analysis along with focusing on future interventions enabling a client to realistically adopt a range of cognitive techniques to support them both in the ‘present moment’ and the future.
Through my training programme at Coventry CRUSE (Bereavement Organisation), I worked passionately with young people and adults, enabling them to effectively work through the bereavement process at their own pace thus working through the five stages of support grief.
I have successfully completed a postgraduate certificate in Creative Therapy with Children and Families. This course has equipped me with the knowledge of creative arts to be used as form of unique therapy which I have found to have been particularly beneficial to the psychological needs of young people and adults; opening up a creative mind-set.
I am a qualified Supervisor (awarded through Key Counselling ) . This training gives me additional knowledge enabling me to monitor, support and inspire fellow professional counsellors.
I am also a member of the National Counselling Society/BACP which works to ethical guidelines. I also have valid professional identity insurance and ensure I receive regular supervision empowering me to provide the best possible therapeutic service to a client
- Advanced Professional Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (PCT)
- Certificate in Therapy with Children and Families (Creative Therapy)
- Awareness In Bereavement Care - CRUSE
- Working with Bereaved Children and Young People Course - CRUSE
- Qualified Senior Learning Mentor
- Qualified Nursery Nurse
- CAMHS training (self-harm, anxiety, depression, attachment)
- Qualified Safeguarder
- Anxiety and Critical thinking certificate
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer affordable sessions ranging from 50 minutes – 60 minutes for Children, Young People and Adults . The prices for Children and Young People £30 and adults is £35 .
I am widely available during the evenings, weekends and school holidays.
I would be more than happy to offer a FREE confidential phone chat (lasting around 10 - 20 mins ) and answer any questions with no obligation to sign up for counselling sessions.
I will also email / text reply if this is your preferred option.
I also offer an initial consultation session (£35 adults £30 children and young people)
Address - Serene Mind and Body (Complementary Therapy Centre)
93 Spon End
The Park Counselling Centre (This centre is situated close to Coventry Train Station)
31 Park Road
(Home visits are also considered)
Talking therapy is a positive treatment for any emotional and mental health issue as well as being an effective support for individuals experiencing a difficult life transition or personal crisis. Many of us can feel alone and withdrawn when faced with life's 'ups and downs'. Individuals do find that speaking and opening up about these 'ups and downs' in a safe and confidential environment empowers them to make the right choices for them, enabling them to move safely and effectively forward in life.
The therapeutic relationship strongly involves the client’s voice being heard, listened to and genuinely supported.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available evenings , weekends and school holidays .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|