We have all experienced emotional difficulty of some kind. My experience of learning to overcome or accept mine led me to thinking about training to help others. The time to change my professional focus came about in 2013. I now hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling accredited by the National Counselling Society. Through ongoing CPD and my process of personal growth and change I continue to develop as a Counsellor. I began working as an Integrative Counsellor in an agency setting in May 2017. In June 2019, I decided to set up in private practice.
As a member of the NCS I appear on a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register . The agency I work with is an organisational member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am an individual member: we work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have worked alongside children, young people and adults who experience a range of personal difficulties. These difficulties have been associated with a variety of issues including:
- loss, grief and bereavement,
- work stress,
- problems arising from caring,
- relationship difficulties and break ups,
- domestic violence and abuse.
As an Integrative Counsellor my approach is Humanistic in style. I am able to introduce a variety of therapeutic activities from a range of modalities. My skills reflect Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.
The key to the work that I do is my ability to offer and develop a deepening therapeutic relationship with you. A relationship that is supported by empathy, respect, acceptance and honesty. My intention is to be by your side, without judgement, as you journey through your process. You can learn more about my services and the costs here.