WHY ME ?
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, BA Hons in Humanistic counselling and Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCP Accredited). I have been a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2006. I work in accordance with the Framework and guidelines of this professional body. I have a current DBS, which is full enhanced enabling me to work with both children and adults.
I specialise in working with trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance misuse, life transitions, mental health, depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement.
I am an Integrative humanistic counsellor that considers the whole person – mind, body and spirit. This is Gestalt of holism that helps clients focus on the present and understand what is really happening in their lives right now, rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience. I work in a person-centred way, providing the core conditions, Congruence - being completely genuine. Empathy - I strive to understand the client's experience from their frame of reference. Unconditional positive regard - I am non-judgemental and value my clients. I have trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma focused CBT, EMDR and Solution Focused therapy and complete 30 hours of continued personal and professional development yearly, to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. I have experience of working with young people and adults from many different backgrounds and value the diversity of life. Working holistically, encouraging mindfulness and body awareness helping clients who have become dissociated from their bodies. I believe clients make their own therapy finding the best way that works for them, I respect my client’s individuality. I work beneficially to enabling clients to achieve their personal goals and outcomes.
I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and in the best interest of the clients. I attend regular training and carry out independent research enabling my ongoing development both personally and for my counselling practice.