As an integrative psychotherapist my approach provides holistic attention that invites awareness-raising and self-care.
I believe counselling and psychotherapy can support change and healing through focus and working together to empower individual experience and holistic wellbeing.
With a trauma-informed practice, I work openly with mind, body and spirit; creatively supporting people to express and explore what they feel best and safest to.
I see people as a whole; a unique person with complex experiences, and a drive for wellbeing through creative adjustments to all aspects of existence.
People deserve to be fully heard, and met with non-judgemental openness, respect, authenticity, empathy and care.
Adhering to professional ethical guidelines, I practice with integrity and prioritise having safe and supportive counselling and therapy.
Our work together may consist of exploring present experiences, thoughts, feelings, self-care, perceptions, coping, identity, relationships, bodily sensations/movements and memories. While also attending to the past, to dreams and any other interrelated aspect, such as world events, community, culture, history, family, spirituality, diversity and the therapeutic process/relationship.
We can also support our work together with further creativity, i.e. using our imagination, objects, meditation, arts, crafts, writing, music, movement and imagery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 12 years experience in health, social care, community, education and charity sectors. I work creatively with a trauma-informed practice for both short and long term therapeutic goals, with individuals and groups.
I have extensive experience working with common mental health issues and life experiences, i.e. depression, anxiety, grief, change, stress, relationships, diverse identities, trauma.
With specialist experience working with:
Survivors of abuse and trauma, diverse communities and intersectionality, LGBT+ (including gender, identity and relationship issues and transitions), young people, complicated grief, perinatal, life phases, older adults, identity, long-term medical conditions, neurodiversity and spirituality.
Counselling and psychotherapy students/ practitioners and those studying/working within mental health, health and social care and creative backgrounds.
UKCP Accredited MSc & PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy
NOCN Certificate Intercultural Counselling
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling and psychotherapy students/ practitioners
- Students/ practitioners within mental health, health and social care and creative backgrounds
- minority ethnicity
- life phases/ changes
- survivor of trauma or abuse
- generational history/ trauma
Please contact me with any thoughts and/ or questions, I'm happy to provide further information and discuss working together.
Please let me know if you have any communication or neurodiverse needs.
I do not underestimate how much it takes to reach out for support. If you are struggling to make contact, please send me your name, age and what has brought you to seek support right now and/ or what you think you may need from counselling/ psychotherapy.
If we decide to work together, we will discuss and sign a contract which guides us for fair and open work and can be discussed again at any time throughout therapy. It will contain areas such as contact details, payment of fees, duration of therapy and breaks, conduct and any other aspect we feel necessary.
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