I am a Person Centred Counsellor and work with adults and children in a non judgemental and non directive way.
I aim to provide a safe environment in which to explore the issues which you feel are holding you back, working together to assist you in finding solutions to enable you to move forward in your life.
I have experience of working with children and young people in a large youth organisation where I have worked with a variety of issues including abuse, anger, stress and anxiety.
I currently work in a school with both primary and secondary aged students with special needs. I work with many issues including gender issues, sexuality, anxiety and relationship issues. In my work I use creative tools alongside the talking therapy to enable the young people to explore the issues they wish to address.
I also work for a bereavement charity where we work therapeutically with children and families who have suffered a significant loss in their lives. We work with the whole family in their own home, or on Zoom,leading towards a therapeutic weekend attended by up to 10 families. The aim is to explore the issues surrounding the loss and enabling families to communicate with one another. We use many different tools to help us in our work such as puppets, storytelling, clay work and such like to help families remember the special person they have lost.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (Iron Mill, Exeter)
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling - Level 4 (Grimsby Institute)
Certificate in Counselling skills - Level 3 (Grimsby Institute)
Certificate in Counselling Concepts - Level 2 (Grimsby Institute)
BA(Hons) Combined Studies (Psychology Major)
CPD - Child Bereavement and the Impact of Grief (Iron Mill, Exeter)
CPF Understanding Child Protection
Safeguarding Adults (Alerters Training)
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