Coming to therapy can seem like a big step, but in my experience with clients, it is the beginning of a liberating time when past and present issues can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted.
Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were really young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about the world and therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your situation in new ways.
Acceptance of self as we really are is one of the most powerful approaches to healing as beyond the conditioned and constant chatter of our mind lies a true experience of ourselves
It is this authenticity that I will explore with you in order for you to realise and experience yourself fully and create the life choices that are right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training to date (PG Diploma Level 7) has been in Emotion Focused Therapy and Gestalt. This employs a person-centred, humanistic approach to therapy and involves establishing a strong and safe therapeutic relationship between therapist and client to discover the truth of any situation.
Curiosity and choice are central to this type of therapy as well as unconditional acceptance of oneself - exactly how you are, not how you think you should be.
This past year, due to the pandemic, I have been focusing on bereavement and loss therapy in my private practice and have also been volunteering with the bereavement charity Cruse.
I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and identity issues and have counselled young people during my training as a young person’s counsellor with the Exchange at Gower College.
I also offer eco-therapeutic approaches to therapy with clients who are receptive to working with their issues out in the natural world, as well as mindfulness techniques and meditations/guided journeys.
I am currently researching an MA into the clinical use of psychedelics in psychotherapy for mental health including the influence of indigenous plant medicine shamanism on this field.
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