Do you suffer with anxiety and panic attacks? Have you lost your confidence?
I used to suffer with terrible panic attacks where I thought the world was closing in on me and I couldn’t breathe. I was scared to go to places I was unsure of, I needed an escape route. When things came to a head I sought out help and it changed my life.
Everyone needs someone to speak to now and again. As a counsellor, I will treat you with the respect you deserve, no judgements will be made and I will be open and honest with you. I will help you to explore the things that are causing you distress and help you find coping strategies to move forward.
I work face to face, online and on the telephone. As an integrative counsellor I primarily use the person centred approach but I am able to bring in elements of other theories and use them to benefit the client. All clients are different and therefore need to be worked with in differing ways. CBT is very popular and can bring some amazing results. I have also used EFT and solution focussed therapy with clients. For some, we need to look at the past and therefore looking at their childhood and their attachments helps us to work on the problems together. I work alongside you and am there to support you all of the way to achieve your goals for therapy.
I also am a school counsellor and work with children from the age of 5. I incorporate play therapy and art therapy into these sessions. This is a safe environment for children to be able to explore their feelings and not feel alone.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skill
I have also done training in:
- Online and telephone counselling
- Anxiety and depression
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.