My approach to therapy is warm, supportive and non- judgemental, where I aim to build a relationship that promotes open self- exploration, or development at your pace. Every client is different, so I work in ways to accommodate what you need from your therapist. I am naturally caring and have great insight, to be able to put myself into your perspective and see 'outside the box' to dynamics that may be occurring, to help you to make change towards fulfilling your potential.
I aim to provide a reflective space where you can feel heard and understood. Some clients need to explore past experiences, in order to gain understanding and process feelings, that have perhaps becomes stuck and may be preventing them from moving forward, other people need more confidence in an area of life now, or some clients chose a more proactive approach, such as CBT techniques or even exploration through creative therapy, such as art work or clay. I can help you to make the changes you want, in order to lead a more fulfilling life.
I have advanced experience in anxiety, behavioural issues, anger management, relationship issues, self- esteem and goal achievement. However, I have worked for ten years, helping people in various areas of life. Therapy is also about enhancement, not just a place to go when things have become bad.
I have previously worked alongside social services, supporting children and their families who are looked after children, on Child In Need, or Child Protection plans. I have also worked in a young offenders prison, supporting rehabilitation and I have worked as a school counsellor in Primary and Secondary schools.
I have experience working with ASD, ADHD and ODD and various emotional difficulties in children. I have also previously worked at a local Hospice offering bereavement counselling and I have also volunteered for well- known organisations supporting people to overcome depression, anxiety disorders, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and working with anger.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling (BACP), regulating professional practice for therapists and I uphold their ethical guidelines at all times. I also have an Enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
Therapeutic Play Training (PTUK)
Level 1 Brain Wave Recursive Therapy (BWRT)
Certificate in Hypnoanalysis
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Counselling Certificate
BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology
Child Sexual Exploitation
Colour in Sand and Art Therapy
Communication and Listening Skills in Palliative Care
Conflict Resolution Training
Dementia Awareness Training
Neuroscience and Attachment Theory: considerations for person- centred practice.
Working with Children and Young People
Relationships- why do we bother? Supporting the LGBT Community
Working with Addiction
Working with Bereavement Working with Eating Disorders
Working with Self- Harm