I'm just another human, just like you. I've been through my own mental distresses, worked through counselling and come through it with a better understanding of who I am, just like you can too.
I am a very experienced, trained and qualified Integrative Counsellor (3 years working for Mind in a GP surgery), who works primarily as a Person-Centred counsellor on issues such as anxiety, depression, low confidence, low self-esteem/worth, relationships and those past events in our lives that are hidden, buried away and yet still drive how we feel about ourselves.
How I work
I am open, easy to talk to and empathetic, which hopefully means you will gain trust in me and feel safe enough to talk through those issues (Present or past) that are causing you mental and emotional distress. You won't be interrupted, talked at or have exercises to work through, you will have time and space to talk, to think, to feel and talk again.
There will be no judgement of you or what you bring, only acceptance of who you are and have been.
I will provide an online space that is safe, confidential and a relationship where you can choose to allow your emotions out, to say those words that you can't to others, to take a breath, to process your thoughts and emotions and begin to put your mental health and distresses into a different perspective by growing a greater self-awareness of who you really are.
Practise and sessions
My practise is online (Zoom) or telephone-based, allowing you the flexibility to attend sessions wherever you are - at home, at work, away, in the car.
Sessions are 50 minutes long, once a week for as long as you wish to continue.
I will 'check-in' with you and how you're feeling at the beginning of a session and a 'check-out' at the end of a session.
My sessions are open and fairly unstructured, allowing you to explore your presenting issue, your past, or whatever is on your mind this week. Chances are, your presenting issue won't be the only one that crops up in sessions.
I will offer a space where you can express yourself, your emotions/thoughts and be vulnerable openly and honestly.
I won't tell you what to do, think or feel, that is your choice. Nor can I fix you, but perhaps I can help you to find the answers that are right for you.
I won't tell you what to do, give advice nor fix you. I can only help you to find the answers that are right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
3 years experience employed working for Mind in a busy, diverse GP-practise, providing short-term focused therapy for mild to moderate mental health issues, with the option for further sessions if required. Over 400 sessions were delivered in 2021 alone.
2 years of experience counselling at Stantonbury Progress Centre with adolescents and young people.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).
- Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (The Counselling Foundation).
- BACP registered member.
- CPD in Anxiety, Anger, Suicide prevention, Trauma, Loss, Online Counselling.
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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