BA Psychology ; MA; Forensic Psychology PG Cert Counselling
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I am a registered Counsellor and EMDR therapist. I hold registration with The National Counselling Society (NCS) and with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My clinical experience consists of working with both adolescents and adults in both the prison service and voluntary sector.
I have experience of offering both brief and longer term therapy, depending on clients needs
The core of my work consists of the therapeutic relationship that is built with my clients. I provide an empathic, safe, and reflective space for clients to share their personal experiences in order to gain self-awareness, improve their psychological wellbeing, and make better life choices.
My approach to therapy is integrative, pulling from psychodynamic, trauma focused approaches that best suits the clients' presenting needs.
I have worked with a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, including anxiety, bereavement, depression, PTSD, domestic abuse, addiction, self-harm, sexual and emotional abuse, stress, sexual exploitation and traumatic experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduates degree in counselling, Edinburgh University
Masters in Forensic Psychology, Teesside University
Honours in Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University
Certificates and training completed:
- Addiction, Trauma, & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs):
- CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents
- Trauma, Attachment & Neuroscience with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
- ARC Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents
- DICE training – Train the trainer ( child exploitation)
- AIM under 12 assessment training
- Psychologically informed Environment Training
- Informed Trauma Training
- New psychoactive substance
- Drug Informed Training
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Trainer
- Violent Criminal Behaviour Training and Facilitator
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Child exploitation this includes working with young people who may go missing. Who may be at risk of sexual exploitation or criminal exploitation.
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions for adults are £40 per session, I can provide a free 20minutes phone call if you feel this would be beneficial.
Adolescents fees are £30 per session.
Feel free to call me if you would like to discuss further. I am available for face to face sessions as well as telephone and video sessions.
I provide therapeutic group counselling at £20 per session with a minimum of 3 people per group session.
I am a specialist in:
• self esteem and confidence