My training is in integrative practice with a particular focus on the person centred model and I believe that the integrative focus and the influence of the person centred model can be extremely useful and applicable when dealing with a variety of mental health problems.
I counsel clients from the age of seventeen with mental health issues and I can connect and have a therapeutic relationship with people of all ages and backgrounds. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, difficult decisions and lack of confidence, low self-esteem, relationship problems and stress.
I am also a qualified teacher and it is clear that many students are facing mental health difficulties; however, often they do not have access to professionally trained counsellors. Due to the increase in mental health problems among students, I have pivoted away from teaching to counselling students with a range of problems from anxiety, behavioural, exam stress, personal problems ranging from LGBT to neglect. I work with students that need someone who listens and genuinely cares about them, which has enabled me to develop therapeutic relationships with students that previously felt alone, scared and unnoticed.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling qualifications include; PG Certificate Interpersonal and Counselling Skills and Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have experience counselling a wide range of age groups socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. I have helped many of my clients suffering from depression, low mood, domestic violence, stress, anxiety etc. I am presently counselling students at Sheffield University which is extremely rewarding. I have worked for a charity in Barnsley dealing with issues such as domestic violence, relationship problems and low level mental problems. In my private work I am supporting clients with low-mood, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am also a qualified Modern Foreign Languages teacher with over 15 years teaching experience in secondary school education. As part of my pastoral role in school supported students with early interventions to help them deal with their often complex 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£25 initial consultation fee
£40 per 60 minutes session or 3 session for £100
Payment method: Bank transfer or cash.
Due to Covid-19 counselling sessions are offered via telephone or online. I offer flexible availability, including evenings and weekends. I am bilingual English-Spanish, therefore, I can offer counselling in Spanish if that is helpful to the client. Nevertheless, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.