“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” (anon)
People seek counselling for a wide range of reasons, but what’s certain is that we’ve all experienced travelling down a difficult road. Regardless of where you are on your journey, as a counsellor, my job is to provide a safe space for you to explore difficulties and progress confidently in the direction that you choose.
I am a qualified integrative therapist and a member of the BACP who has been working in frontline services for over fifteen years. I am also currently training as a Transactional Analysis psychotherapist and use lots of transactional analysis theory in my work. I have experience in working with numerous difficulties including anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, difficulties with motivation, domestic abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, stress and much more. I am passionate about working with people of all ages but I am particularly experienced in working with young people (16-25).
Over the last five years much of my work has been with adults with autism and ADHD. I have a deep understanding of the inherent difficulties that neuro-diverse people experience and am also able to support people to recognise the wonderful gifts that neurodiversity brings.
In therapy I will provide a space for you to share and explore your feelings where I will listen attentively and with compassion. You might want to explore your past or current situation or make goals for yourself to maintain your current and future emotional wellbeing. I take a flexible approach in my work and am comfortable with exploring emotions through art, music, and the outdoors as well as through talking. I have worked in the voluntary sector with homeless people, in domestic abuse services, and also the higher education sector with students with mental health conditions. I passionately believe in therapy and that therapeutic work can change lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Diploma in Integrative Therapy
- Certificate Solution Focused Therapy
- Certificate in couples therapy
Clinical Issues with Gender Diversity Clients, CBT for OCD, CBT for anxiety, DICES risk management, Working with ASC & ADHD , Recreational drugs awareness - legal highs, ASIST, suicide intervention, Transactional Analysis 101, Understanding borderline personality disorder, mental health first aid.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.