About Me

A bit about me...

Having personal experience of the highs and lows of mental health issues I feel well-placed to offer an empathetic, non-judgemental space in which to hear you in yours.

The therapeutic relationship in counselling is borne out of the presence of three key conditions: understanding, warmth and honesty. I feel privileged to be able to offer these to my clients. I feel lucky to have had personal therapy myself, which has been fundamental in helping me to understand 'me', and as a result to grow in self-compassion and self-esteem.

I enjoy reading a variety of books, watching films and going running, which I feel helps support my wellbeing.

My experience

Throughout my counselling training I have had the privilege of working with adults and young people. I work across Buckinghamshire supporting adults experiencing addiction issues with a focus on substance misuse. Throughout this work I have found that clients are often exploring other issues in tandem with addiction, including anxiety, depression, abuse and trauma.

I have also spent some time working with young people in a secondary school environment exploring various challenges including anxiety, panic, depression, domestic abuse and bereavement. This was a hugely enriching experience.

My training

CPCAB Level 5 Post graduate diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional training and professional certificates gained in:

- Couples Therapy

- Working with those Experiencing Domestic Abuse

- Supporting clients presenting with Complex Trauma

- Working with the Inner Child

- Working with people with Learning Disabilities

Therapy I can offer

I am a fully qualified and insured integrative therapist with a person-centred approach at the heart of my work meaning that I put you and your needs at the centre of the work we do together.

Working integratively means that I draw on aspects of person-centred theory, psychodynamic theory, transactional analysis (TA) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tailored to support your individual needs and interests.

BACP Ethical Framework

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework which is a set of guidelines, values and principles which support me to work in the best interests of you as my client. For more details about the BACP Ethical Framework see the BACP website.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on |phone| if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

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