I believe that mental health is just as important as our physical health. Someone once said to me: 'You wouldn't put off going to a doctor if you had a broken leg, so why do we not seek help when our mind is suffering?'. Since that day, I've looked to work in a field that helps those with their mental health.
I work with all ages and am also currently a specialist mental health mentor supporting university students.
What I Can Offer
I am a person-centred counsellor that uses a blend of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) techniques. This means I use a reflective approach and give people the space to help them process the problems they bring to therapy. I also have a range of exercises that can help with more practical issues such as having problems with anxiety and low self-esteem. Additionally, I focus on the relationships we have with ourselves, and how this can be contributing to our low mood or getting in the way of us doing the things we would like to do.
The nature of providing a person-centred environment means that anything can be brought to counselling to reflect on and process. It can be helpful to sound out the thoughts you may be having surrounding a particular life event, or even things that happen in your day to day life.
I can also help with stress management by working out a schedule and breaking certain problems you may be having into smaller, more manageable pieces. Self-care is also important to address which we can do together; I also have a plethora of resources surrounding this.
Starting Can Be Scary
Starting counselling or starting with a new counsellor can be a frightening process. This is why I offer an initial twenty-minute initial consultation so we can speak through what you are looking for and any concerns that you may have.
Please note I am only providing sessions via Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an extensive range of experience within the mental health field:
I have worked for the NHS supporting those diagnosed with personality disorders. Additionally, I have experienced working in a summer camp supporting children with mental health problems/learning differences such as ADHD, depression and eating disorders.
My counselling experience also consists of working for MIND and a secondary school/sixth-form, in which I have counselled clients (students, parents and teachers) with a range of cultures and genders.
I currently work as a specialist mental health mentor supporting university students (of all ages) with their mental health and learning differences through their studying journey.
I have had a particularly extensive background in working with:
Learning differences, domestic abuse, LGBTQ+, social anxiety, problems with organising and family estrangement.
BSc Psychology (1st Class with hons)
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Currently Studying: Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing MSc
I also hold a BACP membership
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
£40 per Session (60 minutes)
It can be quite scary to jump right in to things so I offer an initial 20-minute free online consultation so we can get to know each other and discuss what you are looking for and if my services will be applicable.
My availability may vary - a suitable time will be arranged for us both upon enquiry.