I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor and a member of the BACP.
I have helped people with many issues and difficulties in their lives but I feel I work best with trauma and anxiety. A traumatic event may have impacted you in ways that are hard for you to understand and you maybe feeling a range of emotions afterwards. I have helped people understand the impact of trauma and how the body and mind copes. With the right support and understanding you can begin to manage your emotions and start the process of healing.
Anxiety can leave you feeling a lack of control, isolated, confused and depressed to name a few. Looking at the source and the triggers can bring about an understanding that can help reduce anxiety. Techniques that can be learned help reduce anxiety and with this bring back control and calm to your life.
Together we will explore emotions, feelings and behaviours while being supported which can bring great understanding and clarity. I believe that beneficial therapy can only be achieved if the relationship between client and therapist feels safe, open and genuine.
Taking that first step to contacting a counsellor is the hardest part. I understand this and will make sure you are supported with care and understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Leeds and achieved a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I gained clinical practice experience working for a charity which supported those effected by sexual abuse in childhood and this gave me a real appreciation of people who wanted to face their fears and work through their difficulties.
I have also worked with many clients in my private practice from all walks of life and with many issues to discuss. This include those who have survived a childhood where there was a lack of parental care/support, sexual abuse, living with grief, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety, OCD, feeling overwhelmed and self-harm.
I have also worked in anger management and with young adults and understand the impacts of living in a world where social media exists and how much importance they can sometimes give their digital self-image. Exams, university choices, peer pressure, relationships and more can all leave a young person feeling overwhelmed. Being young sometimes means we have not yet learnt the skills needed to manage these complicated issues.
I am committed to continuing my professional development by attending further education courses, training days and further reading.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young adults starting University.