My integrative practice is flexible to the unique needs of every individual, and I strive to provide a service that can help to facilitate therapeutic change within a safe, accepting, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Having worked within primary/high school, college and adult community settings as well as private practice I have gained extensive and broad experience working with many challenges such as anxiety, gender identity, cultural conflict, depression, physical and emotional abuse, anger, trauma, self-harm, suicide ideation, bereavement, separation and loss in addition to daily stresses.
I am passionate and committed, and firmly believe that healthy, genuine communication continues to be the key to unlocking the challenging issues that individuals encounter.
As a person from a culturally diverse background, I believe that an understanding and knowledge of diversity in all its forms can help the therapeutic relationship to be effective. With a lived-in experience of Aspergers, autism and ADHD I have specialised in working with children and adults who find social communication and interaction challenging, including counselling parents and carers who live with those with emotional well-being difficulties.
Many clients have been referred to me through local authorities, private companies, schools, GP's and personal recommendations. The type of therapy and the number of sessions required varies. I can offer support of an open-ended nature as well as time-limited focused support tailored to individual requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
IRONMILL COLLEGE, EXETER
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People (8-18 years old)
Diploma underpinned by BACP's competencies for humanistic counselling with children (4-18 years)
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
Integrative Psychotherapy MSc CBT, Person-Centred, Attachment Theory (BACP Accredited)
A trans-theoretical model is used to provide a framework to integrate the three theories to acknowledge the complexities of human problems in a meaningful way
Applied Behaviour Analysis MSc
ABA uses positive reinforcement in order to increase desirable behaviours and improve the skills of the child, and with techniques such as graded exposure can also be used with adults.
Complex Trauma Certification Training (CCTP/CCTP-II) - Working with complications of dysregulation and traumatic memory
Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Interventions - The neuroscience of trauma and mechanisms of treatment
Trauma Treatment Mastery Course - Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma and Attachment
International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT) - dedicated to relieving the psychological, emotional and behavioural suffering caused by manmade and natural traumatic events.
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being using forms of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).
BACP CPD Training – Working with self and identity, self-esteem, self-harm, eating disorders, LGBTQ+ identity, the emotional legacy of childhood abuse and enduring impacts for survivor abuse. High-risk autism and challenging behaviour.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Sessions are weekly, preferably at the same time each week
Individual session £55 lasting 55 minutes
I can offer Monday, Tuesday and Saturday daytime appointments and evening sessions throughout the week
Sessions can be held face to face, or online through FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, Whereby or WhatsApp.