Whatever is holding you back from living life on your terms with meaning, peace of mind and self-compassion is worth having a conversation about. I have over 29 years experience working in Statutory Services, NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I have worked extensively with people presenting with moderate and severe mental health conditions. I am experienced in working with, depression, anxiety, sexuality, traumatic experiences, domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, self harm, anger issues, stress, addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders, relationship and issues, grief . I work with individuals, couples and groups.
Engaging with therapy can be a powerful tool in Healing psychological trauma, inspiring personal growth and connection to self. I will sit with you in a safe and impartial space, working with kindness, curiosity, compassion and humour. Sharing your story, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings with a professional in a confidential and non-judgemental environment enables change, facilitates healing and enriches life with greater meaning and awareness. It is my privilege to both facilitate and bear witness to the process. When people feel overwhelmed, they may develop ongoing symptoms which would benefit from talking therapy. The effects of trauma can go unrecognised for years, sometimes only being picked up when seeking help for something else, such as anger management, addictions, suicidal ideation, or relationship issues.
When a person has been subjected to ongoing trauma, as in child abuse/neglect or domestic intimidation or violence, that could give rise to complex trauma. Abuse or neglect in childhood that has significantly affected normal psychological, emotional and social development may be referred to as developmental trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be diagnosed after certain kinds of traumatic events when symptoms have been ongoing for longer than one month. Delayed onset PTSD is also possible.
Not all wounds are visible; symptoms may include:
• Poor judgment
• Intrusive memories
• Poor memory
• Survivor guilt
• Startle reflex
I aim to provide an opportunity for you to process your thoughts and feelings in a safe, warm, and confidential and space, I have experience working with people who have experienced trauma, childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, abusive relationships, grief, anxiety, depression, and stress. I am also a qualified reflexologist aromatherapist and holistic masseuse, with a background of working in mental health.
Our sessions will go at your pace and focus on the areas you choose. At present, I am offering sessions online.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Person-centre Counselling
- Diploma Reflexology
- Diploma Aromatherapy
- Diploma Holistic massage
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
I am available in the evenings after 5pm
When working with me you will be assured, that I will treat you in way that is ethical and dignified. I will support you through this time in your life and endeavour to listening and be alongside you while you explore what has been troubling you. The process is insightful, empowering and self-affirming. Which will reduce the distress you feel at present.