In these times we are currently facing stress, anxiety, depression and panic attacks are being experienced by many of us. The world can feel unsafe and uncertain, and our resilience depleted. If you are experiencing any of these issues please know that you are not alone; help and support is available for you.
I offer face to face sessions at my counselling room in Olney, or online/ telephone counselling depending on the needs of each client.
I am an integrative humanistic therapist with a person centered core, meaning I am able to draw upon different types of counselling to suit my client’s individual needs while keeping the relationship between myself and my clients at the very heart of my practice. I can bring elements of CBT and TA (Transactional Analysis) in to sessions where appropriate, and also work creatively, using sandtray and other creative exercises to help reach new insights.
I wholeheartedly believe in empowering clients to seek out the answers and truths they need and are ready for, to overcome challenges faced and connect to the courage to work through pain; sometimes pain that may have been held for many years.
When given a safe and supportive environment I believe that we all have the strength and resources we need within us, and my aim and commitment to my clients is to facilitate this journey by promoting a warm, non-judgmental and non-threatening space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in safety. I will be alongside you each step of the way.
I work with both adults and young people (from 12 years old) and have experience of working with a range of issues, including:
· Panic attacks
· Low self esteem
· Self harm
· Relationship issues
I am committed to ongoing professional development and training to ensure I am able to best help my clients in the ways they need, my most recent training areas have been:
· Working with Shame
· The Body and Trauma
· Working at Relational Depth
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- OCN accredited Community Support Worker - CHUMS Child Bereavement, Trauma and Emotional Well Being Service (2015)
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
Wednesday morning and afternoon
I am a part of the Bodhispace therapeutic practice in Olney - please see link below for more information: