As an integrative counsellor, I offer support for a range of issues, primarily using a person-centred approach, and also drawing on other approaches so that I can support you in the way that works best for you. I am led by you in what you feel you need from your space; a space to reflect on and process your experiences. I aim to be a guide through this experience; I will work with you to find a way to the answers you seek, and in doing so, helping you to feel empowered along the way. The way I might describe it is pieces of a puzzle - we will aim to find and put together the pieces of your unique puzzle.
I have experience working with low mood, anxiety, relationship problems, family conflict, abuse and trauma. I am mindful of what might impact your experience of counselling, including cultural and societal factors.
I am passionate about bringing creative ways of working into sessions - so we can think together about how we can connect with feelings, thoughts and emotions when it might feel hard to access them through talking, or to enhance the sessions. This includes drawing; colouring; painting; sand and water trays; the use of stones, marbles and buttons - to name a few.
I am passionate about supporting those who have experienced bereavement, grief and loss.
One of my specific passions lies in supporting those impacted by pregnancy and baby loss, including mothers, fathers and other family members, and those who are currently or have previously struggled with fertility. With these issues often being a taboo within society still, those struggling can often feel invisible and alone in their grief and loss. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space where you can share your own personal experiences.
Whether you are looking for general or more specific support as I have described above, I am here to listen.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Foundation in Infant Loss Training
For the past four years, I have been working for a youth counselling charity, where I support children and young people, ages 11-25, with a range of issues including:
Depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, family conflict, peer and relationship problems, and struggling with school.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Available: Saturday and weekday mornings
Fees: £50 per session