It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to.
My background experience is in working with abuse survivors; as well as adults and children who have experienced trauma in their lives. I am also a Forest Therapy Practitioner (Shinrin-yoko) and offer a walk and talk style therapy for those who enjoy being around nature.
I am also trained in proving inner-child therapy which a lot of my clients have found incredibly powerful when working through their deep rooted issues.
I work with sexual abuse, domestic abuse, familial abuse, narcissistic abuse, cult abuse, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
I work with the understanding that 'knowledge is power' and the more you understand what is happening to you; the less you fear what's happening to you. This then enables you to rebuild your life as a happier you, your way, by your rules!
What I offer you is a safe, authentic and real relationship that is nurtured and grown through kindness, trust, honesty and acceptance.
I love what I do and have a genuine passion in helping people to heal and get the best out of their lives and relationships.
I have a thriving private practice in and around the East Midlands as well as being commissioned to design and deliver a service user led counselling and well-being service for homeless young people in Leicester City that supports young parents, care leavers, looked after children and unaccompanied asylum seekers.
Going to see a counsellor when we are struggling with our emotional and mental health; or with life in general; should feel as natural as going to see your GP when you have a broken toe!!
So let’s remove the stigma surrounding mental health; counselling is in essence; the biggest investment you can make in yourself personally.
Training, qualifications & experience
2019 CPD - BACP: Working with client anger
2019 CPD - INNER CHILD HEALING
2019 CPD - WORKING WITH GRIEF & LOSS
2019 CPD - Working practically with adult survivors of child abuse
2019 CPD - Working with dissociative clients
2019 CPD - Utilising mindfulness with clients
2019 CPD - Legal obligations to survivors of abuse: Pre-trial therapy, disclosure & safeguarding
2019 CPD - Safety & stabilisation in stage 1 trauma therapy
2019 -2020 Certificate in Counselling Children (Diploma conversion)-Place2be
2019 Nature Therapy Shinrin Yoku Practitioner Training
2019 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2016 CPD Suicide Awareness Training
2016 CPD University of Leicester: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training
2016 Centre for Fun & Families: Accredited Facilitator Fun & Families parenting Course, Living with Teenagers & Grounded Programme
2014 CPD Certificate in Life Coaching
2012 Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with
- LGBT+ related issues
- ritualistic and cult abuse
- narcissistic abuse
I also offer inner-child therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
Concessions offered for
My fees for counselling are £50 per session (payable in advance)
For Nature & Forest Therapy Sessions my fees are £55 per hour (payable in advance)
I am pretty flexible; and will work with you to find a time that's suitable for you!