My passion as a counsellor is driven by watching my clients bloom when we build a trusting, safe, non judgmental relationship. I will never stop being amazed by just how powerful a therapeutic relationship can be and how that aids the client to heal. I have a genuine love for working alongside my clients to help them reach their personal goals, self acceptance, self awareness and help them to develop coping skills which will aid them for the rest of their life.
Feeling hopeless is a feeling which I have experienced myself, being trapped with your emotions and not knowing how to manage big and overwhelming feelings can be extremely daunting and scary but admitting that can be even harder. Throughout my life I have suffered with high amounts of anxiety and low self esteem, counselling helped me to understand and overcome these issues which at the time controlled my life. I believe my own personal battles with mental health and my own personal therapeutic journey has led me to be the warm, friendly compassionate person I am today. My own journey not only made me realise that everybody has the right to be listened to, understood and most importantly has the right to become the best version of themselves, for themselves!
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked with a range of ages but specialises in children and young people/ childhood trauma. I practice person centred theory and also use many creative interventions with my clients as I believe this can free us and enable us to work with our emotions and experiences on a much deeper & authentic level.
I have worked in a social, emotional and mental health school for the past 6 years delivering 1-1 counselling sessions and group therapy with students aged 6-17 who have a range of issues such as Autism, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Anxiety disorders, self-harming, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, learning difficulties, young carers and many more. I have also worked with the staff in the school on a 1-1 basis, in work discussion groups and conducted training around mental health issues. Alongside this, I have worked with parents of students who have mental health issues to help them manage their own emotions around their children’s diagnosis and help to build their relationships. I previously worked in private practice for 2 years offering psychotherapy to adults.
As Carl Rogers once said “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Lets process together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling L4
- Certificate in Counselling Skills L3
- Certificate in Counselling Studies L2
- Registered BACP Member
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Taking the first step to getting help can sometimes be really difficult and a decision you may over think for a while. To help you make that step I offer each client a free 15 minute telephone consultation. This is a time where we can discuss why you think you need counselling, how I can help and answer any questions you may have.
- Individual Adults & Children: £60
- Walk and talk therapy sessions: £60
All sessions are 50 minutes long, these sessions are currently telephone, zoom or walk and talk sessions.
I currently do not work during half terms and school holidays.