I am one half of the team at Different Therapy named because we are different – distinct, individual, diverse and that is to be celebrated, as are the differences in every client.
Difference is welcomed here.
Thank you for checking out my profile; I hope that you find it down to earth and easy to follow.
I believe that counselling can be a life changing experience given the correct environment and therapeutic relationship; in other words, you and your counsellor need to gel!
I started training to be a counsellor because personal therapy changed my life and the relationship I had with my counsellor throughout my therapy journey, I believe, was the key to that. I wanted to be able to pass that life changing experience onto other people.
I have a particular interest in how childhood trauma affects us as adults, especially trauma and transitions during our teenage years. This interest was sparked by the personal work I have carried out to understand my own experiences as a teen and the volume of clients who were presenting with similar issues.
I believe every client is deserving of a trusting, compassionate, non-judgemental experience in counselling and as a trained diversity and inclusion specialist, I feel that clients are guaranteed that their 'differences' will be welcomed with open arms. I use a blend of techniques to enable me to work collaboratively with each client to produce a seamless, individual weave of counselling suitable to their exacting needs.
I am able to offer face to face, video and telephone counselling to suit your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling - Pass with Distinction
- CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling skills
- ASIST Suicide Awareness Training
- Connections Suicide Prevention Awareness Training
- Online Therapy Institute training – Video and Telephone Counselling
- BACP – Online Counselling training
- Nexus Child Sexual Exploitation level 1 training
- Nexus Child Sexual Exploitation Level 2 training
- A Safe Space to be Me – Integrative Assessment Training
- Rainbow Project – LGBTQ Awareness Training
- Diversity and Inclusion training
- Mick Cooper Personalising Psychotherapy
- Windy Dryden Single Session Therapy
- Carolyn Spring – Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
- Carolyn Spring – Trauma and the Body – Dissociation and Somatisation
- Carolyn Spring – Child sexual abuse
- Gabor Mate – Intergenerational training
- Gabor Mate – Attachment versus Authenticity
- NCS Level 3 – Working therapeutically with children and young people
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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I am a registered member of the BACP