I am a BA (Hons), FdSc Integrative Counsellor, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approached to counselling. I have a professional membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My love of integrative therapy combined with Mindfulness-based stress reduction comes from a desire for authenticity. To talk about problems and pain, but to also deepen experiences of joy and contentment. I believe a holistic and individual approach to mental health and well-being can help people help themselves and connect to a heightened sense of self through mind, body, spirit awareness.
As a counsellor passionate about the existential questions of identity, freedom and responsibility; my therapeutic work confirms the human need to reflect, interpret and create. My goal with each client is to establish genuine dialogue and connection that helps inspire empowering change.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP, BA HONS, FdSc, Cert Level 2 & 3.
I also have completed further training in WAVE Trauma, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Personality Disorder Awareness, and ASIST.
My therapeutic style is heavily influenced by a Humanistic core; focused on the safety of a non-judgemental, empathic and congruent relationship. A Cognitive-Behavioural awareness of how our thoughts and emotions are directly linked to behaviour and feelings. Also a Psychodynamic focus on how the past unresolved, presents itself in the present.
I have experience working with a wide range of presenting issues from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, self-harm, and suicide ideation.
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