I'm an integrative counsellor, which means that I am trained in a number of different theories and practices and I use these interchangeably to provide a client focused practice.
Due to Covid-19, I currently provide video call sessions using a system called VSee which has end to end encryption to ensure confidentiality. When not in lockdown, I work with clients in a purpose-built office which is designed to be a calm space where clients feel safe enough to share their experiences.
Although I work with client’s facing many life issues, I specialise in anxiety, depression, and historical and recent trauma. The feelings and thoughts that come with these experiences can be completely debilitating and impact a person's life regularly or sporadically. Clients who live with these events can often feel like they have lost control, don't feel whole and aren't able to live life to the fullest possible extent. People may even feel like something isn't quite right and wonder what that niggling feeling is that won't go away. Through the process of counselling, engaging in exploration and understanding, my goal is to facilitate change, empowering my clients to make choices that suit them and meet their needs.
In our modern society there are many situations that can occur which cause life to become difficult. Some people may have experienced difficulties throughout the whole of their lives, some may have experienced changes to their circumstances, or have gone through life changing experiences more recently. I believe that whatever a person’s life experiences, everyone deserves an opportunity to heal, develop a stronger sense of self, or just understand themselves better.
It’s important to find the right counsellor, whether you have been to therapy before or this is the first time you've looked for a counsellor, you may have questions about what to expect and this could be creating anxiety. I am happy to answer questions you may have by email, I’m also able to have an initial phone conversation if that would be more suitable.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling (current)
- Essentials of Trauma Treatment: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
- Healing from the Bottom Up: How to help clients access resource states with Peter Levine
- Working therapeutically with survivors of sexual abuse
- Phase orientated trauma model
- Mastering the craft of treating trauma
- The essentials of effective trauma treatment: How to go beyond technique
- Treating trauma clients at the edge: How brain science can inform interventions
- Cultural and historical traumas: Invisible barriers to healing and change
- Couples therapy for treating trauma: The Gottman method approach
- Overcoming trauma-related shame and self loathing
- Anxiety and Depression
- Eliminating anxiety, panic and worry: Certified clinical anxiety treatment professional
- Calming the Anxious Brain: How to use brain-based strategies to treat anxiety
- Effective anxiety treatment with Margaret Wehrenberg
- Managing worry and anxiety through mindfulness practices
- Mastering the anxiety game: Teaching clients to welcome their fears
- Treating anxiety in Children
- Disrupting rumination: Changing the cognitions that underlie anxiety and depression
- Menopause, memory and mood
- Young people's services
- Young people, self esteem, sex and sexuality
- Image, shame and the teenage brain
- Social media and mental health
- Adolescent self harm: Working with the whole family
- Work related issues
- I was the Head of a Global Shared Services team prior to changing career
- Using all the training above it is possible to free blocks for personal self development
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
£40 per 50 minute session