Over the years, I have gained extensive experience working with and supporting Adults, Young People & Adolescents within a variety of roles & settings. As a trained Mentor/Support Worker and qualified Teacher & Counsellor I have supported individuals with many of life's issues/concerns. Throughout my career I have always wanted to support others and feel that my background has enabled me to offer individuals a breadth of life experience alongside professional knowledge and expertise. Please view my website www.letsworkthroughit.co.uk for further information.
How I work
I aim to support you within the Counselling process, by having a genuine regard for your well-being, and by providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment, where you can openly discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. As a trained counsellor, I will actively listen, engage and work with you, aiming to help you have a better understanding of yourself and others, effectively empowering you to find your own way forward, in a way that you feel is best.
At the core of my work sits a Humanistic Person Centred ethos, paramount for me is the building of the relationship, establishing trust, warmth and providing a safe space underpin my practice. Alongside this as an Integrative Counsellor I am able to offer elements of several theoretical approaches dependent upon your needs, inclusive of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing and Transactional Analysis (T.A). I believe "One shoe does not fit all" and that every individual who enters into counselling requires their own individual counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Counselling (3 Years) University of Gloucester
Professional Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Professional Cert Couples Counselling
Masters Diploma in Counselling Children &Young People
PGCE/Cert Ed Teaching (2 Years) University of Plymouth
Further Education Teaching Qualification
Dip Nutrition (1 Year) VTCT
Dip Anatomy & Physiology ITEC
Experience to date
Private Practice/Clinic – Adults/Young People. (Current)
Community based Counselling Practice – Adults/Young People. (Current)
Secondary Schools/College/University Counsellor - Adults/Young People.
Youth Counsellor – Children & Young People 11-18years.
Family Intervention Counsellor - Adults
Independent Living Support Worker – Young People 16-25years
Teacher/Mentor (Health & Fitness) – Male Young Offenders Institute 15-18years
Further Training (last 2yrs)
Working at Relational Depth
Mental Illness Diagnosis
Providing Health At Point of Need
Mindfulness (8 Wk Course)
Safe Trauma Therapy
Working with Depression
Working with Body Image disturbance
Childhood Trauma, brain development & Life outcomes
Attachment Theory & Practice
My expertise lies in working with Adults, Children & Young People 12yrs+
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Consultation & Ongoing Therapy £45.00 for individual 1-1 sessions.
Throughout our time together, I will regularly review our work to ensure your support needs are met.
As a Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I regularly attend training (Continued Professional Development). This allows me to heighten my own awareness on current up to date training, in turn, allowing my client's awareness to also be heightened.
I also hold full DBS clearance.