I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My training involved three years of academic and clinical study and was also BACP accredited.
I have therapeutically supported clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, panic attacks, and family issues. I am also experienced at working with clients who use the 12 step recovery programmes for addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, eating disorders, and other related 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.
I am an experienced bereavement counsellor and worked for a number of years supporting bereaved family members, of all ages, in a hospice setting. 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 extensive experience supporting 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. I worked as a counsellor in a primary school for a number of years and now see children at my private practice.