Hello and welcome to my profile...
I know that life can be hard sometimes and we can feel overwhelmed, making relationships, work and daily tasks feel like a chore. Sometimes we are not even sure why we do feel low, but we just know we don’t want to feel this way anymore….
My belief is that the most important relationship we have, is the relationship we have with ourselves, but over time, this quite often is neglected, and we start to lose a sense of who we are.
I work with many different presenting issues such as the loss of a special person, anxiety, depression, stress and low self-esteem.
My background has primarily been working with survivors of domestic abuse and I understand that even when the relationship has ended, and the risk has been removed, the healing process has only just begun…
I offer a holistic approach, as I believe that we are all complex individuals and there is no ‘one size fits all’. I draw on other theories to suit your needs and way of interacting. Fundamentally you will find my approach is based on building a warm, respectful and trusting relationship that feels safe, without judgment and with acceptance.
I cannot offer advice, however my aim and hopes are to facilitate your emotional development, helping you to make sense of who you are and what decisions you would like to make.
Initially I will invite you to have a consultation with me, this is free and lasting up to 30 minutes. This gives me an opportunity to know a little more of what you would like to bring to therapy, and of what your goals might be. Therapy is a subjective experience and I work relationally; the consultation will also provide you with a sense of me and help you to decide if I am a good fit for you too.
If I felt that I could not provide you with the support you needed, then I would signpost you to another therapist / agency.
Should we go on to work together, I will be with you on your journey of discovery, healing and reconnecting with yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
Completion of BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute.
Prior to this I studied counselling for two years at Vision West Notts College in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
I am committed to developing my own awareness and knowledge not only professionally but personally too. With that in mind I regularly attend different workshops and courses based on a range of topics. E.g. managing stress and anxiety, safeguarding, the impact of trauma etc. This helps me to better be able to support you, my client.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Ethical Framework and Good Practice.
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
£40 per session.
Any cancellations made within 24hrs of the appointment will incur a charge.
I currently have appointments available on Monday to Friday with each session lasting 50 minutes.