Our sessions will focus on developing mindful skills to help with everyday problems and some of life's challenges. I will work on helping you to notice your thoughts and build acceptance and space around them. Mindfulness also helps to increase awareness of what is going on in your body as well as using your senses and breath as tools to stay present, as an alternative to ruminating about the past or worrying about the future.
As a budding Neuroscientist I will also help you to understand your brain's processes and how stress and trauma can affect your whole body. Understanding how our brains work can assist with self-compassion and offer up explanations of why you may be having feelings or behaving in ways you can't understand or explain as a result of life's stresses.
I also love to work creatively with clients who are open to exploring that side of themselves using art, music or theatre style therapies. Looking at mindful nutrition can also help by exploring eating patterns and foods that may affect depression, anxiety and sleeping patterns along with other health issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor (Level 4 CPCAB), mindfulness practitioner and meditation teacher. I studied Psychology at degree level with the Open university before completing my therapeutic counselling diploma. I am fascinated by the brain and am currently studying Applied Neuroscience at Masters level with Kings College London. I believe strongly in the body/mind connection and this is firmly rooted in my counselling practice.
I have previously worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care and as a school based counsellor in a primary school. Before training as a counsellor I worked as a frontline emergency services worker.
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
From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
- £45 for telephone and zoom
- £50 for face to face
I offer a discount for key workers.
To check my up to date availability and book a session online please visit my website - www.integratedpsychotherapies.com