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PGDip(Psych) BA(Hons)

About me

Hi there,

I am a creative, inspiring and dynamic life coach, counseller and psychotherapist specialising in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are Neurodivergant eg-autism spectrum  conditions, ADHD, PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

I work in a wide range of ways, providing the following for my clients:

Coaching- This option describes one off coaching sessions when life hacks, skills and coping strategies or innovative ways to solve a problem are desired in by my client. We may discuss ways in which the client can access direction, support or how to deal with a life responsibility or social situation they may be struggling with. We may utilise talking therapy, visualisation or use creative materials.

Counselling sessions- This option describes short or medium term weekly sessions in which my client and I can work together on way to tackle life issues. This may be useful for recent changes, new beginnings,  birth, death, loss, end of relationship, life changes, career direction, working with depression and anxiety or unhelpful patterns in my clients life.

Psychotherapy sessions can be used in an open ended weekly format to really delve into what makes you tick. In these weekly sessions this is your time to ask the big questions-who am I? What do I want out of life? Do I have or want faith? What happened to me? How do I want my future  to look and how do I get there?

We can use this time to gently and compassionately understand the authentic and joyous parts and the more problematic parts of your psyche that are inviting us to work with them.

This is especially useful if you frequently find yourself in the same problematic situations, if you are experiencing addictive patterns in your life e.g food, sex, gambling, drink, drugs, porn etc.

Using a range of approaches and techniques we can work to create a more fulfilling life for you which you both enjoy and love so you can flourish and grow in to the person you are truly meant to be.

Training, qualifications & experience

Private practise online 2020-Present

Fresh Start Psychotherapy, Marylebone , London 2018- Present

Help Counselling, Nottinghill, London-working with  autism, ADHD, abuse, alcoholism, drug addiction, recovery, sex work, illness and loss 2017-2019

The Priory, Roehampton, London- Working with eating disorders, alcoholism and drug addiction using drama therapy and art therapy interventions  -2018-2019

Mind in Enfield, London - Working with anxiety, Depression, agoraphobia, autism, addiction, ADHD- 2016-2018

The Caravan, St James Church, Piccadilly, London- Working with asylum seekers, schizophrenia, alcoholism, homelessness, drug addiction, recovery, fearfulness and paranoia, co parenting, sexual dysfunction, PTSD,  Distress, Panic, Abuse, Spirituality, Finding Faith, loss of relationship and finding meaning and inspiration. 2017-2019

Westminister Arts working with clients affected by dementia, London -2015-2017

AIA Prosthetic artistry and Care for amputees at work on site 2009-2015

Makeup and hairstylist,Props and Prosthetics artist and Abstract Painter 2006 to present

Facilitation of art based play schemes  2000-2005

---Academic qualifications---

2016-2020 - The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in Little Venice, Paddington, London, UK -Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (PGDip.Psych ) 

2015-2016 - The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in Little Venice, Paddington, London, UK The Foundations of Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy

2006-2009- The London College of Fashion (LCF), Oxford Circus,London, UK. Costume, Technical Effects for the Performing Arts: Specialising in Technical Effects honours degree (CTEMPA:TECH FX BA(Hons)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist in working with those affected by ADHD, Autism spectrum conditions, Aspie tools, Neurodivergant therapist, alice in wonderland syndrome, painful sex, vaginismus, kundalini awakening, peak experiences, spiritual emergency, energetic overwhelm, sensory overwhelm, ADHD meltdown, autistic meltdown, psychic fear, psychic problems, feeling unprotected, lack of grounding, spiritual bypass, psychic overwhelm, dissociation, depersonalisation, lack of sense of self, spiritual awakening, recovery from cult, leaving a cult, self blame, emptiness, lack of direction, 

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Weekly fees for online coaching, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are £80 per session payable each month by BACS. Rates are reviewed annually.

When I work

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Further information

Welcome to your weekly, online, non judgemental, accepting space to celebrate everything that is uniquely you.

Here you are safe and allowed to express yourself in whichever way suits you.

You can communicate through talking, drawing, painting,movement or sound.

This is your time to be the greatest thing of all:

***Yourself***

Nelson, Lancashire, BB9

Type of session

Online

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