Mental health difficulties can feel lonely and scary, and impact, not only on our sense of self, but also on our relationships. I can offer a warm and compassionate therapeutic relationship where you can explore how you are feeling. I can support you in a process of reflection and help you connect to your inner wisdom and strength so that you can move forward with clarity, calm and renewed confidence.
I am an integrative counsellor. My core approach is person-centred; I will be led by you and will draw in what fits best with your needs. This approach has, at its heart, a belief that every person has the capacity to resolve their problems and that this happens naturally within a therapeutic relationship. I can also draw ideas and techniques from Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have a particular interest in trauma informed approaches and in the wisdom that lies within our bodies.
If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed or stuck in cycles of worry, we can explore these difficulties together, bring into full awareness embodied and unconscious processes so that you feel more in control.
You may be going through a process of change that is testing your usual coping strategies and you feel you need someone to talk to about how best to navigate new paths or explore what is most important to you. I can help you connect to your authentic sense of self so that you can move forward with confidence and clarity.
You may be noticing that your nervous system is constantly in a state of fight or flight and wondering why. I can offer a trauma informed approach that can help to understand these processes and heal past wounds that still have an impact on your life now.
If any of this resonates with you and you feel I can help you on your healing journey, please get in touch - it would be a privilege to accompany you on that journey.
Please visit my website (link above) and use the contact form there or click on the email tab above to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
FD Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
I have many years experience working within busy NHS Psychology services. I have worked with older adults with dementia and adults with neuro-divergent conditions.
I have lived experience of chronic health conditions, caring for the terminally ill and those with neuro-divergent conditions.
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
I have a particular interest in trauma informed approaches that work with bringing awareness to and regulating the autononomic nervous system.
I have some flexibility with availability - please let me know what suits you and I can try and accommodate your needs.
I offer in-person appointments from practices in South Birmingham and Oldbury/Quinton.
I offer on-line appointments via Zoom.