As an integrative therapist with a background in neuroscience, I provide a non-judgmental environment to explore causes of anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, issues around relationships, sexuality, gender and addiction. Using science informed psycho-education as a way of taking the stigma or self judgement you may be placing on yourself. By explaining what is going on in the mind. How this may lead towards certain decisions that we make and then how those decisions may lead back to our emotions.
I combine multidisciplinary approaches using motivational interviewing to find your strengths, find acheivable goals as well as using CBT as a way of identifying triggers for any uncomfortable emotions and healthy ways to work through stressful thoughts, feelings, experiences or ideas.
Therapy is your space to bring whatever may be concerning you. Together we can work out what you want out of your life as well as identify things that may be holding you back or causing distress. Then we can work towards tools and strategies to decrease stressful intrusive thoughts and help find happiness, relaxation, joy and motivation to get the most satisfaction out of life.
Feel free to call or email and we can set up a free phone consultation to see if we would work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. I have worked in a range of different settings from crisis/call centres, sexual health, mental health, drug and alcohol, private practice, intellectual disability, homelessness and bespoke services.
My approach is to provide a space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings while using evidence based approaches. Moving at a speed that is comfortable to you to build trust to share emotions that you may be going through, while providing a holding space. We can then explore what aspects of our life are important and what aspects are having a negative impact on you that you wish to address. Then we can work through tools find more different approaches to dealing with your concerns.
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
I work Monday to Friday, with more availability daytimes 9-5pm and limited evening slots.
In my practice I provide a space for you to develop trust to share emotions that you may be going through, while providing a holding space that we can explore what is going on for you. We can then explore what aspects of our life are important to us and what aspects are having a negative impact on us. Then we can work through tools to deal with our concerns.