Life has many challenges: sometimes we cope, and other times we just can't find the strength. As a therapist, I provide a safe and confidential space for you to offload, increase your self-awareness and find pathways through difficult times. I have an understanding of the challenges individuals can experience and I am both welcoming of difference and open to exploration where you wish.
The most important part of therapy is the connection between therapist and client. If you feel a connection to me, we can build a relationship founded on trust to help you move forward with a sense of hope for a brighter future. I'll work hard to build a strong, professional connection with you, laying the foundations for transformative growth and personal development.
Central to my work is understanding and working from your unique perspective and values in order to support you to find a way forward that fits for your unique situation. As well as counselling for all issues, I have a particular specialism in working with trauma from sexual violence, whether it happened recently or long ago.
It takes courage to take that first step into counselling, whether for the very first time or returning at a later stage. Let's take the time together to create a safe, strong, therapeutic relationship where you can let go of what you no longer wish to carry and learn new strengths to carry you into the next phase of your life.
I work with clients both face-to-face and online via video calls. However, the current situation with COVID-19 means I am only offering online video sessions for the time being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Practitioner of Rewind Trauma Therapy
- High Professional Diploma in Counselling (High Merit) - LC&CTA (2016)
- Research Paper on Borderline Personality Disorder BACP research conference (2016)
- Working with Dissociation and Trauma (2014)
- Master of Arts – Women’s Studies (Hons) (2004)
- Certificate in Addiction Studies Dublin (2002)
- Samaritans Training (1997)
In addition to...
Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Psychology of Shame, Working with Anger, Towards Understanding Borderline and Other Disturbed States of Mind, Conflict Resolution, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis, Dual Diagnosis, Abuse, Trauma & Dissociation, Crisis Intervention, “Coming Out” Counselling, Harm Reduction Perspectives in Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Homophobia & Heterosexism, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Sexual Health, Young People and Sexuality, Assertiveness, Equal Opportunities, Disability Rights, Racism Awareness.
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
£25 - £55
Concessions offered for
Specialist areas of interest and expertise include rape & sexual trauma, bereavement, family dysfunction, anger management, LGBTQI, poverty, sex workers.
I sometimes have space for reduced fee clients (£25.00 per session), but there can be a waiting list for these places.