I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have experience working with clients on a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, loss & self-esteem. As a counsellor my work uses an integration of therapeutic approaches such as Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness. I view clients in a holistic and non-judgemental way and aim to create a supportive and cooperative relationship. I believe when listening attentively to the client and working together, you can create a space which encourages personal growth and self-reflection.
The Humanistic & Person Centred approach to therapy which I work by, emphasises the great importance of the relationship between client and counsellor. The client is given the opportunity to lead the way, and I as the counsellor actively listen and respond to what the client brings, aiming to provide an environment which feels safe, empathic and open-minded. I will however, at times, be challenging in a constructive way with the client, allowing for potential therapeutic change, discovery and shifting within the client. I feel Psychodynamic theory underlies my work with clients, in the counselling room you will look at themes such as childhood, attachment in relationships, developmental stages and the unconscious. From my training I approach therapy with the existential givens in mind, allowing space to look at the existential angst which lies in all of us and fundamentally what it means to be human. I find it helpful to draw on fundamental ideas of CBT when working with clients, such as looking at thought patterns and coping mechanisms, I also use ideas and practices from the concept that is Mindfulness in the counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in BSc Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University, attained in 2012.
I have attended various trainings and courses, in particular working with trauma & complex trauma, abusive relationships and low self-esteem, also mindfulness, and using art in therapy. I regularly attend talks and lectures, keeping up to date on latest developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
As well as working with clients who have a range of different issues in private practice, I work with clients who have experience of being in an abusive relationship, I have been working with this particular issue for some time now. I also have experience working in a low-cost, adult therapy service which offered general counselling, while there I also received further training to work with clients in crisis, with complex issues such as self-harm, addiction and suicidal thoughts.
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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