In my view, the main purpose of therapy is to help clients make sense of themselves, their life story, their internal struggles, to reconnect with their essence and heal whatever needs to be healed.
Behind every thought, emotion, feeling and behaviour, there is a story. And if we wish to change our personal reality and how we relate to ourselves, others and the world, insight and self-awareness is the key that opens the door to compassion, acceptance, self-worth and healing.
I am of a firm belief that we all have inner resources that we can draw on when we are in distress, when we wish to integrate all the parts of us that have been injured as a result of stressful or traumatic experiences, and when we wish to heal. Thus, I strive to help clients realise and achieve that, as well as to make therapy a journey of curiosity and compassion, as opposed to one of judgement, criticism or blaming.
Although I draw on several types of therapy, my work is mainly underpinned by psychodynamic concepts and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Furthermore, I draw on the knowledge that I gained in my Psychology studies (BSc.), Mental Health studies (MSc.), neuroscience and mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc. in Mental Health Studies
- BSc. in Psychology
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Registered Member of BACP.
Other training and qualifications:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Internal Family Systems Therapy
- Emotion-Focused Therapy
- Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Four years of experience working mainly with young people (college students), but also with adults in my private practice.
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
My working hours are from 9 am till 4 pm.