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MA, MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am a trauma informed psychotherapist with qualifications from University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham, and currently working towards doctorate in Psychological Trauma with University of Chester. Since COVID-19 pandemic, I have been working online effectively with clients nationally and worldwide. I hold Cyber Counselling qualification by Online Therapy Institute.

Imagine life were you feel content and emotionally secure. Trauma informed therapy can offer you achieving this inner peace and sense of more fulfilled life.


Life can be very challenging and difficult at times and it could leave us feeling powerless, helpless or without a control. You may have suffered with loss, anxiety, low mood or have been caught in unhealthy or controlling relationship. You may feel overwhelmed with a ‘package of your life’ and struggle to regulate or understand your emotions. At those times I believe that being fully heard in an accepting environment can be very healing. In our counselling sessions I will aim to develop a trusting, confidential and save space where you can say the “unsayable” and to open the “unopenable” which can support you in finding clarity and inner peace. From my experience as a counsellor and from the experience of my clients, I appreciate that this explorative journey may feel challenging or emotional at times. I will endeavour to ‘walk on this journey alongside you’. I will always aim to respect your values, beliefs and your culture.

I trust that when above conditions are met and experienced in the counselling sessions it will support you in moving away from the hardship and you will find your own way forward.

In my practice I work in a Client Centred way which gives you an opportunity to explore any personal difficulties, concerns, struggles or uncomfortable feelings you may be experiencing.
I also often apply cognitive behaviour approach, which can be particularly helpful when working with anxiety and anxiety disorders. Together in therapy we can find the best grounding techniques for you to help you with situations of increased anxiety and with automatic negative thoughts.

Please don’t hesitate and contact me to book an initial session to get a feel for the therapeutic process, to find out about what I can offer you and to see if you would like to work with me as your counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • FDA Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, Warwick University
  • MA Trauma Studies, Nottingham University (currently studying)
  • MBACP (BACP Registered Member)
  • PFOA (Police Firearm Officers Association) Approved Counsellor
  • Working with survivors of sexual abuse, Certificate
  • Working with survivors of domestic violence, Certificate
  • Online Counselling certificate
  • Currently studying DProf Psychological Truma (doctoral study) 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

When I work

Online video or phone sessions available at various times

Leamington Spa, CV32

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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