I am trained in a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model. A brief explanation is as follows:
CRM uses breathing and relaxation tools. Cognitive therapy also does this. However, the core of a cognitive process rests on leading people through an “exposure” exercise to repeatedly revisit their most distressing memories so they gradually become easier to bear. At the same time, the therapist will talk through what happened with the person to help them arrive at a less threatening interpretation so the past loses its grip over the present. There is sparse evidence to prove that cognitive therapy helps with complex difficulties.
Currently I see young people for therapy sessions in a secondary school and have worked with children in therapy from aged 11 to late teens.
I am a relax kids coach and teach children, young people and adults relaxation skills in schools, colleges, other venues or at home.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (six years psychotherapeutic training)
- Comprehensive Resource Model, basic training
- Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
- Present moment and awareness work
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
Relax Kids Coach
I am trained as a relax kids coach which allows me to run both group and individual sessions for children of all ages. The relax kids model incorporates 7 steps which include playing, stretching, breathing, affirmations and visualisations which moves children from high energy states to more relaxed calm states. Children can use these tools at home whenever they feel they need more calm time. These sessions can be at school, after school or at home.
I can be flexible on appointment times
I work with individuals, families and am passionate about women’s health and working with young adults. I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to):
- Relationship difficulties
- Pain management
- Grief and loss
- Body image issues
- Trauma (including complex trauma).
I have experience in working with children and young adults in many different settings with additional community experience, in working with families. I have also run relaxation groups in a teen youth centre, at World Mental Health Day and with additional needs children.