I started training as a therapist seven years ago, at aged twenty, as I have always been fascinated by the mechanics of the mind, psychology and human behaviour and I wanted to help people in a more in depth way. I have since then enjoyed helping a wide range of people from all walks of life get to a better psychological and emotional pIace, with most of my experience being from my work with children & young people (9-30). I feel very grateful to have met, and continue to meet, such amazing people who let me into their lives.
My style of therapy is Integrative & Humanistic. As we are all unique people, therapy is not a one-size-fits-all relationship and drawing on a range of techniques helps me tailor the best approach to help you move forward. This means I work in a number of different ways, seeking to respond to each person's individual needs and their own unique experience.
The humanistic element means that I believe we all essentially gravitate towards goodness and that we are ultimately the experts on our own lives. Whilst of course, difficult life experiences can temporarily hinder us, I believe we all have innate capacities for growth and change.
I also strongly believe in providing a strong and nurturing therapeutic relationship; this professional relationship is one of the most important factors for therapeutic change, and a lot of research points towards this.
I understand it takes real courage to come to counselling and reach out for help, particularly to someone who you do not know. The therapeutic relationship is hugely important for you to open and grow and I understand that compatibility is essential. So, please feel free to contact me with any questions or for a free telephone consultation.
Please see below for my training & qualifications.
Training & Qualifications
• Bsc (Hons) Counselling
• Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Certificate in TA101 (Transactional Analysis)
• Foundation Degree in Counselling
• Diploma in Counselling
I am also currently studying a L7 Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
I am an individual member of the professional body British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
As a member of BACP, I follow their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and their Professional Conduct Procedure.
I am DBS checked to work safely with both children and vulnerable adults. I receive monthly supervision and hold professional indemnity insurance to safely practice.