I am extremely passionate about helping people to make positive changes in their lives. Sometimes all it takes is talking to someone that genuinely listens and gives you their undivided attention. Having a confidential and safe space to talk can help to build trust so that you can work through and explore your thoughts and feelings. The time that I spend with you I will always show you respect and non judgemental. My special interests are in anxiety, trauma and ptsd, generalised anxiety, social anxiety. I also offer creative interventions when it is hard to find the words.
I am a compassionate Person Centred Counsellor. I have a special interest in Trauma, Anxiety and Creative Therapies. I have had personal experience of trauma and anxiety at different times in my life, and I understand the value and importance counselling therapies can have on recovery. I have used my personal experiences to inform my practice.
On a professional level I have experience of working with young people and adults with a range of mental and emotional concerns, including depression, anxiety, social anxiety and trauma. Client situations that I have experience with causing or triggering difficult emotional states are domestic abuse, coersive control, sexual trauma, childhood abuse, relationships, bereavement and loss.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Courses
- Therapeutic Counselling level 4 Diploma Cheshire Therapy Centre
- How the Body Keeps the Score. Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
- Anxiety Treatment for Children & Adolescents-an Intensive Online Course
- NSPCC Child Protection (3.0) Course
- Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy (PCEAT level 1) Creative Connections
- Cognitive and Behavioural interventions level 6 module Chester University
- Solihull Approach Foundation Training (Attachment & Development)
- Solihull Approach Train the Trainers
- DipHE Nursing Studies (Adult) Liverpool John Moores University
- BSc Hons Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) Chester University
I have professional experience working with people across the lifespan. I have worked with pre school children and their families supporting and educating on physical, social and emotional development. This would include behaviour management, healthy eating, safety, bonding and attachment and parental mental health. This also included having a good working knowledge of safeguarding.
I have professional and personal experience of working with children that have been removed from their birth families. Some are short term and return to their families. These children need to be made to feel safe and maintain their connections with family. Some children are long term or permanent care.
I have had experience with children that have experienced severe abuse and neglect. They have had many complex behaviours such as hypervigilance, stealing, destruction, self harm, lying, manipulation, lack of boundaries, wetting, soiling and many other behaviours. These behaviours often stem from fear. They have had so many adverse childhood experiences that they experience toxic stress. They are in a constant state of fight or flight mode and they are unable to regulate their own emotions.
I have provided a safe, non judgmental space for these children and I have always tried to show empathy-to see the world through their eyes. Creativeness and playfulness has played a big part in helping these children build relationships and explore their own feelings. This is all done in the child's own time. They have to feel safe, they have to feel connected and trust the person who they are talking to, and they have to be able to choose what they talk about and when.
I have worked with adults in many different capacities. I have worked with domestic violence, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual trauma, bereavement and loss, relationships, anxiety, social anxiety, low self esteem, childhood trauma,
I have also worked professionally with older adults as a public health nurse where I tailored my assessments and support around emotional and mental health as well as physical. I found that there was a big need for older adults to access support for their emotional health. I found it an honour to listen to the stories and the challenges that they had overcome in their lives. This sometimes allowed them to talk about their emotional and mental health needs.
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
From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Reduced fee available for low income, students, front line workers, retirement- please get in touch to discuss.
I am passionate about person centred counselling as it is all about the clients journey. I believe that it is an honour and a privilege to be allowed into people's lives in this personal way. I value honesty, integrity, autonomy and confidentiality. I believe that everyone has the right to choose their own path.