I am an accredited counsellor and supervisor. I work with children and young people (age 10 upwards) as well as adults.
Throughout my counselling career I have worked in agency settings, in schools and colleges, and also in my own private practice. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use different ways of working according to the needs of my clients.
I am accredited with National Counselling Society (NCS) & British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so I adhere to their ethical frameworks and codes of practice.
We all have times when things are difficult and talking with someone outside of our situation can be helpful to offload but also to get perspective. I will explore with you to help you get a better understanding of what’s going on for you, why you are feeling as you do and to help you to find a way forward. I offer a confidential, safe place to explore, without judgement. I can teach you techniques to help you manage your situation but you are ‘in the driving seat’, so our work will always be focused on you, with you choosing the subject and direction of the work.
My experience includes working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, sexuality issues and many more life problems (see list below).
My ways of working vary according to your needs. For example, some people find a creative approach helpful, finding it easier to express their feelings by drawing or making something to represent them. Others prefer just talking. I would explore this with you to find out the best way for us to work together.
Young People Specialism
I am an experienced children and young people’s counsellor, helping them to cope with the particular stresses they face today. I have a post qualifying Advanced Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I help young people to build tools to cope with anxiety, bullying, peer pressure etc. I work to build self-esteem and resilience in young people as I believe these are important skills for a fulfilling life.
Sometimes young people have suicidal thoughts or use self-harm in order to cope. If this is you, you are not alone. We would explore what has led to this. I would help you to express your feelings and to find better ways of coping and moving forwards.
Clients I Work With
Adults, children and young people from age 10 upwards. Long or short term work. Trainees/Students.
How I Deliver Therapy
Via Zoom, Whatsapp Video, Google Meet or Telephone.
Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT
What I Can Help With
I have worked with many issues, including but not limited to those listed below:
I’m a member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS) and I adhere to their ethical framework and code of practice.
I meet regularly with a clinical supervisor who supports me in my professional and ethical practice.
I have an Advanced Training Qualification in Supervision. I aim to offer a regular supportive space of integrity and openness in which supervisees can: