I have been working in the therapeutic field of mental health and wellbeing since 2008. I have experience of working with adults and young people, individuals and families. I have worked within various settings and with diverse client groups, for example in a women’s refuge, with ex-offenders and alongside addiction recovery services.
I use an integrative approach and find that having a variety of modalities to choose from means each individual will receive tailored support, depending on their needs and presenting issues. I find that different people respond to different therapeutic approaches, (everyone is unique after all) so it is helpful to have a variety of tools in the toolkit to draw upon. I am a trained hypnotherapist, and in EFT as well as traditional counselling.
Previously I have worked in equine therapy, primarily with young people but with adults also, and am currently learning to teach meditation and mindfulness as part of my Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Within the past year I have found myself volunteering with Frontline19; providing counselling and therapeutic support to frontline workers who have given so much to the community throughout the pandemic.
Fundamentally the counselling approach I take will depend on the needs of client. Every person is different, their circumstances, their personality, their life experiences. No two people are the same and to me, it is important they are treated individually. Of course, confidentiality and a non-judgemental space are important to everyone and sometimes that might be all it takes to figure things out. Sometimes you might require a little more input and that’s fine too. I’m not here to give advice or solutions.
Clients I Work With
Long Term, Short Term, Individuals (from 18 years), Trainees/Students and third-party referrals.
How I Deliver Therapy
Currently only online due to the pandemic; via zoom, Whatsapp video, telephone.
Person-Centred, Integrative, Humanistic
What I Can Help With
I am open to working with any issues you may bring. Some examples of issues I have helped with previously include:
I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I follow their ethical framework/code of practice which is concerned with my professional conduct and your wellbeing.
I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor who supports me in my professional and ethical practice.