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I am a qualified Person Centred Therapist specialising in bereavement, parenting, ecotherapy, autism and ADHD. I work with adults, adolescents and children and I welcome diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Person Centred Pathway 2019
4 years of working in CARIS bereavement services
8 Years Forest practitioner - Into the Woods Nursery
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
When I work
My approach to counselling is rooted in Person-Centred Practice. This is a way of working based on the idea of personal growth and the value of developing a strong sense of self-worth.
The person-centred model rests on the core belief that we have within ourselves the drive to flourish to our full potential and to find our own way to heal. My aim is to provide a safe environment and therapeutic relationship to support this process. Together we experiment with the feeling of being heard. We do this by exploring life experiences past and present. This provides an opportunity to find new ways to understand our thoughts and feelings.
I am a trained Forest School Leader and have been working with children in this environment for 8 years. I believe that nature has a huge amount to offer therapeutically: it reflects what is going on in life in a way we can experience directly, comprehend and work with. The peaceful aliveness of wild places is incredibly giving and can provide a strong reliable holding space through emotional distress. I offer wild sessions where we can be in nature and its gentle, constant, yet changing and often beautiful properties. I offer this way of working for all ages.
For the past four years I have worked specifically in bereavement at CARIS Bereavement Services and Rucksack Bereavement Services seeing adults and children as young as five years old. Loss affects everyone in different ways and it can bring up feelings which are hard to process alone. I have a versatile practice and recognise that each person's grief is different, the shape it takes and the demands it makes on the bereaved individual. I am familiar with various models for thinking and talking about grief.
I have been working with SEN children and adults and specialise in ASD, ADHD and ADD. In these cases I work with the client to understand how they fit into a world which can sometimes seem as if it has no space for them. I use focusing and breathwork techniques to help with anxiety. I also work on the challenges of managing priorities and self esteem.
Working with children:
When working with children I seek to explore their feelings through play and giving them the opportunity to express themselves in whichever way moves them. I will use sand tray, small world, puppets, storytelling and art materials such as clay, crafting, woodwork, or paint in order to be creative: not just for the sake of an end-product but for the experience of the creative process itself and all the emotions that this can bring. I aim to allow children the space to be themselves and the freedom to find what it is they want to communicate without judgement. In this way they can feel heard and understood by someone who sees them as individuals and as they are.