I am a fully qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My training involved three years of academic and clinical study and was BACP accredited.
I have therapeutically supported clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, alcoholism, eating disorders, and family issues.
As an integrative therapist, I use different techniques from a range of therapeutic models to suit each client and their individual circumstances. This model allows me to respond to you in a way that will best fit your needs and empower you to process even the most challenging emotions. Listening to your questions and beliefs about counselling at the outset is crucial as it will enable us to form a trusting relationship which forms the basis for positive therapeutic work.
In 2015 I began working as a bereavement counsellor for Royal Trinity Hospice. While we will all face loss, I have learnt that each individual has a unique response to grief and have found it important to respect that when supporting clients in coming to terms with loss.
I also have considerable experience of supporting children and young people as I worked for the charity Place2Be as a counsellor in a primary school for a number of years. I have provided mental health support for children and young people dealing with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, bereavement and loneliness that can arise for many reasons including family separation, emotional neglect and abuse, domestic violence, and the loss of a loved one.