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Making the decision to have counselling can be a difficult one and choosing the right Counsellor can be a daunting prospect; so am I the right Counsellor for you? I am a fully qualified and experienced Counsellor, accredited with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) offering both short term and long term counselling for adults experiencing any kind of emotional difficulties.
I have spent the majority of my professional life working with both men and women who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse and my area of interest and knowledge lies within trauma and crisis. I have worked closely and intensively with survivors of FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage.
In addition to this I have gained experience working with Clients with disorded eating and addiction during my time as a Therapist at The Priory. My Client work extends to a range of different issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD relationship difficulties and suicide and self harm, though this list is not exhaustive .
I have worked within the Judicial system for many years and in Further Education working with students aged between 16-18 years old with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I am a qualified Tutor/Trainer and in addition to my Counselling work , I have also spent time tutoring student Counsellors levels 1-3.
I am an Integrative Therapist which means I use a range of different approaches and adapt them to suit your needs.
In addition face to face appointments, I am able to offer sessions via telephone and 'face to face' using online, secure and confidential counselling rooms.
I am warm, friendly and honest and can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I work from a central location along the Seafront in a beautiful building , which provides a peaceful sanctuary.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Upper Second Class Degree- Psychology (BSc Hons)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills - Level 2
- Certificate in Counselling Skills- Level 3
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- Level 4
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- NVQ 3 Training and Support
- Eating Disorder Training
- Safeguarding Training
- Prevent Training
- Behavioural Management Training
- Workshops attended include: Suicide and Self Harm, Trauma and it's effects, Shame- a Gestalt approach, Addiction with Dr Robert Lefever, LGBTQ+ with The Outhouse
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Female Genital Mutilation
Honour Based Violence
Flexible hours to suit your needs, including some evenings and weekends.