Solving life problems can be difficult, especially those that create in us pain, anguish, grief, sadness, guilt, regret, loneliness, anger, or fear. They can affect us so deeply that we develop the idea that control has been stolen from us.
I am a recovered patient from severe anxiety and postnatal depression, I am familiar with the long recovery journey to reconnect with life, but this gives me a unique perspective to help you now as a Counsellor to develop your internal resources.
I work in an integrative way using different Counselling techniques.
I will provide you an empathic understanding, friendly, and warm space to explore your concerns and feel listened to, but above all I would like to support you to see the options ahead and find beauty in life again as I did.
Before becoming a qualified counsellor, I worked in International Trading for 20+ years. My first approach to mental health was through Stress Management, to support around work related issues (open, passive & covert aggression, emotional destabilization, mobbing, mistrust, unrealistic delivery deadlines, fast-paced work environment and work pressure), to summarise, the impact of organisational abuse or a corporate culture style that can leave you quite ill.
As counsellor, I have worked extensively around abuse (financial, physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, substance abuse), pre & postnatal depression, panic attacks, self-esteem issues, divorce, grief and bereavement, honour abuse, traumatic bonding, self-sabotage, mother and father wound, gambling issues, traumatic loss by suicide.
I also work with young people around school issues, self-harm, anxiety, panic, parents’ separation, child bereavement, traumatic events, friendship issues, change, anger, in order to support them in their self-development.
I am a foreigner, and I have experienced myself migration grief for years, and culture shock during my adaptation process to England. Therefore, I can support you around these issues if you are non-British. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Training in Chaplaincy for The Police & Rescue Team
Diploma in Individual & Organisational Stress Management
Diploma in Marketing Communications (CIM)
BA (h) in Business
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
I am an individual member of the BACP. I have published 4 books around mental health, in August 2021 I have been awarded "The Derbyshire Beacon of Hope" as part of a team by the Police & Rescue Team for helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic.