About me

I work holistically with the whole person rather than the issue. My experience and interests includes working with children and young people, looked after children, attachment issues, self esteem, anxiety, sexual issues, eating disorders, anger, self harm/injury, confidence, bullying, depression, stress,  C/PTSD, OCD, sexual abuse, bereavement and mental health. 

We are all different and individuals need different things at different times. Therapy is a dynamic process and is most effective when it is collaborative.  Listening, understanding and offering a non-judgemental space is proven to be the most effective way to help clients. I will adapt and and respond to you as an individual, and can work in a variety of ways with you. There are many ideas and theories in therapy, and below are some that I have understanding and experience in.

Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor works to create a relationship where you feel safe, understood and accepted. Experiencing these conditions can help you come to terms with feelings, experiences and events and help you to heal, change and develop in your own way. Person centred therapy is an empowering form of therapy.  

​Creative therapy includes a wide range of techniques which can help you find a way of expressing yourself beyond words or traditional talking therapies. It can include visual arts therapy, writing, sand play, dance movement therapy, drama therapy and music therapy. Therapists may use different approaches at different times to suit the needs of the client. 

Mostly used with children but play therapy can also be a helpful way to work with adults. Play can be a useful tool to  express feelings and deal with emotional problems. It can help children to work through their anxieties, difficulties and experiences. Play is often a non verbal process which works with conscious and subconscious material.  ​

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE Counselling Children and Young People

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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Fees

Additional information

£50

Great Oakley
Harwich
Essex
CO12

Type of session

In person
Online