I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I adhere to their Ethical Framework ensuring I undertake regular clinical supervision, continual professional development and work with the strictest confidentiality. I also hold full professional liability insurance.
I hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Diplomas in Motivational Interviewing, Postnatal Depression and Addiction Counselling.
I have Continued Professional Development certificates in Trauma, Expressive Media, Domestic Abuse, Complex Grief and Online Counselling.
As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to their Ethical Framework which ensures I work safely in my practice to put your needs as my top priority. It is also there to protect and value your mental wellbeing throughout our therapeutic relationship.
I have worked with clients presenting a range of issues including:
I have specialist experience in:
Addiction - including knowledge of 12 step fellowship
Maternal mental health issues - including pre/post natal anxiety and depression, miscarriage and baby loss
I work predominantly with the Person-Centred Approach, which means that you lead the therapy. I do not advise or analyse, I am here to help facilitate a safe and confidential space in which you can explore, reflect and grow without any judgement.
At times, it may feel helpful to draw upon other therapeutic skills and approaches in order to move through a particular block in the road. I am also trained in the following:
Motivational Interviewing - particular useful when wanting to make a change in some way but finding that leap into action difficult.
Expressive Media - coming from a creative background myself, I have found painting, drawing and letter writing to be helpful tools for some clients in their therapeutic journey.
Gestalt Chair Work - this can be helpful to work through inter/intra-personal challenges or gain a greater understanding of different perspectives on a challenging issue.
I can offer both long-term and short term counselling, depending on your needs.
Low cost counselling
I have a limited number of low-cost sessions I offer weekly if you fall into one of the following categories:
On maternity/paternity leave
Covid19 related - NHS or care home worker
You work in the arts industry
Student/Intern/Low or no income
Proof of eligibility is required. Please contact me for more information.