I believe that everyone has their own unique story that is rooted in and intertwined with a bigger picture; family, culture, the wider world, etc. Challenges can, therefore, arise in many ways and manifest in multiple forms throughout life. As an integrative counsellor, I work alongside clients, focusing on their needs and adapting therapeutic methods and techniques, to their distinctive story. I do this through a holistic approach, honouring the fact that as human beings our bodies, emotions, thoughts and responses are all deeply interlinked, which neuroscience is increasingly revealing.
I also believe that a compassionate, non-judgemental relationship is central to therapeutic work, cultivating an acceptance that supports one to embrace themselves and their life journey with kindness. This, in turn, supports greater connection with oneself, others and the wider world. For we cannot always change our circumstances but I believe we can, through compassion, transform our relationship with ourselves and our circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am currently studying on an MA course in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked for the past two years as a counsellor with Kinergy, a voluntary organisation that specialises in sexual abuse and sexual violence.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment Session:
£25 per 50 minute session
£45 per 50 minute session
I am available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Initial Assessment Session
This introductory session is a chance for you to meet me and ask any questions you may have about myself, counselling and my approach, to see whether I may be able to help you. If, after this initial session, you think that I can be of help, regular session can be booked.
These sessions will take place at the same time and location each week. The sessions will be orientated around your unique needs and circumstances.