I am a Therapeutic Counsellor who works primarily from a (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural approach, while also offering an eclectic blend of Person Centred Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapies, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
As well as general therapy I have gained experience working with all Domestic Abuse and Episodic Psychotic based issues. These include: Trauma, Anxiety Issues (General Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Phobias), Affective Issues (Depression, Bipolar) Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Guilt/Shame, Sexuality/Sexual Identity/LGBTQIA+, Self-Esteem and Confidence problems. I also have experience working with the specific needs of Armed Forces and Emergency Services.
In my practice I will offer you a confidential space to work through your difficulties at a deeper level. I work from a basis that our difficulties arise from the pressures and conditions that life exerts upon us rather than any genetic defects. As such I firmly believe it is possible to recover from any emotional or mental health issue/problem.
Whether you just want to feel better or want to work through deep seated issues, I am offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental, secure and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can explore issues and problems to find resolution.
Following a rewarding career as a Quantity Surveyor, I became passionate about supporting people and began my training to work in the mental health sector in 2011. I went on to gain qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming. To date I enjoy continued study and development of my knowledge in these areas.
In my experience of working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse and trauma, I have realised the most effective way of supporting mental health problems is through prevention and early intervention. However, when an issue is more established, I firmly believe that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offers the best and most wide ranging interventions.
I addition to my work as a counsellor I have also trained with MHFA England to become an approved facilitator of their suite of Mental Health Courses.
To get started with counselling please call or text me on the number above or click the email button above and fill in the brief contact form. I will get back to you as soon as possible. We can then talk about what you want to get from counselling, the way I work, and you can decide whether I am the right counsellor/therapist for you. We can then agree a suitable time for our first meeting either in person, by phone or via video conferencing (Zoom).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Theory - CPCAB. 2018
- Diploma in Counselling Theory - AQA - 2013
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Chrysalis - 2011
- Practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique - The NLP Works - 2012
- Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming - The NLP Works - 2012
- Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector - City & Guilds - 2014
- Mindfulness Practitioner - Level 1, 2, 3 & Master - Academy Modern Applied Psychology - 2020
- Mindfulness Based Stress Relief - Mindflow - 2013
- Working with Dissociated Identification Disorder - PODS - 2014
- Mental Health First Aid Trainer - MHFA - 2015
- Single Session Therapy - Wendy Dryden - 2019
- How to do Counselling Online - Open University (Openlearn) - 2021
- Remote Counselling - Counselling Tutor - 2021
- Working with Anger - BACP - 2021
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Weight Loss
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Hypnotherapy from £75.00 (1hr20min session)