I genuinely believe that at the very heart of counselling , beyond the various approaches and interventions, lies the key that makes all the difference, that key is the relationship between a client and their counsellor. It is this relationship that forms the bedrock from which all manner of possibilities can flourish and grow.
I strive to provide the right conditions to allow this unique relationship to take shape. I combine both empathy and congruence with a non judgmental attitude, whilst at the same time using creativity and skills from a variety of approaches. My goal is to work together to form an alliance that will give you the space and time you need to be truly heard. I work in partnership with my clients to help facilitate the changes that are needed and to restore balance back to their lives. For some this could very well be the first time they have spoken of issues that cause them pain and discomfort, my role is to actively encourage your own pace of work so that you genuinely feel in control, even when working on sensitive or difficult topics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Wealden Psychology Institute where I gained my BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, and am currently studying for my Diploma qualification in Counselling Children and Young People Using the Creative Arts with Leeds Beckett University.
These qualifications enable me to work effectively and ethically with a wide range of people, from young children and teenagers, right through to adults.
I am a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) and adhere to both of their ethical frameworks.
I combine a variety of humanistic approaches and theories, such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and mix them with the core concepts of Erikson, Bowlby and Egan to create my own particular way of working.
I myself have always found that creativity mixes wonderfully well with counselling techniques, so I am able to draw upon my creative background and skills to provide a range of therapeutic interventions, from sand-tray work and puppets, to art work and Russian dolls, should my client feel they want to explore something a bit different.
I have attended numerous trauma therapy training across a variety of locations and am particularly interested in working with trauma therapy approaches as a safe and effective method of helping clients deal with issues such a PTSD and abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
My fees are £40 per session, with student sessions available at £30.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client