I am a BACP accredited counsellor with 12 years experience as a practitioner. I have also worked extensively in the field of social care, with people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. I work within a Humanistic framework – I am fascinated by the potential of human consciousness and relationship and endeavour to be accepting, honest and fully present. My training incorporated a good overview of all major therapeutic perspectives and I am familiar with Psychodynamic and Cognitive theory and draw on this when it feels helpful. During my time as a counsellor I have worked with clients at different points in their lives with a range of experiences and difficulties. These include people experiencing bereavement and loss, relationship issues, childhood abuse, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I have also worked with clients around issues of personal and sexual identity, illness and disability as well as many clients experiencing a more general sense of dissatisfaction and disconnection from a more coherent and rewarding way-of-being. My approach is to meet you exactly where you are in your experiencing and in that sense I don’t specialise. I believe there are themes and shared dimensions to the way we all experience our lives in the 21st century and the many challenges presented. Yet each therapeutic experience is new and unprecedented and it is my privilege to get to know the unique, first hand world of each person I meet.
I abide by the principles of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice honouring the trust placed in me by my clients.
- MA Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BA (Hons) Sociology / Psychology