Counselling was a natural progression for me after working in teaching and social work. I saw so many problems but was unable to help on a personal level. My curiosity deepened and I felt it I could help so much more by being there to support those who were most in need. I use many transferable skills to help both adults and children negotiate any problems they may face. I specialise in therapy for children and young people,  anxiety, depression,, trauma and am LGBTQIA affiliated. I also have a wider knowledge of family systems and neurodiversity and domestic abuse. However, I see clients with a wide variety of issues and provide a warm welcome for everyone.

I help people with a wide variety of conditions:

ADHD, ADD, ASD, Abuse, abortion, anxiety, affairs, attachment, anger, addiction, behaviour issues, betrayal, bullying, bereavement, codependency, coping skills, career, couples, coercive control, dementia, depression, divorce, domestic abuse, eating disorders family relationships, gender identity, life transitions, later life and retirement, low self esteem, low self confidence, loss, men’s therapy, OCD, single parenting, sexual abuse, stress, separation, trauma and PTSD, school issues, suicidal ideation, sexuality, transgender.

I use the following treatment approaches- Person- Centred, CBT, Neuroscientific, Gestalt, Solution-Focused and Positive Psychology.

I have membership with both the BACP and NCS, am fully insured and Hold an enhanced DBS. I have the following qualifications and training:

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies
  • Post Graduate DipSW
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • MSc Psychology
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Supervision

CPD Training

  • Domestic Violence Training Levels 1 and 2 (SAFE)
  • Online counselling (Open University)
  • Internal Family Systems Approach (PESI)
  • LGBTQIA+ Awareness (Intercom Trust)
  • Safeguarding- Protecting, Children, Young People and Adults
  • CPD Accredited LGBT+ Specialist training for practitioners (Intercom Trust)

I Do

  • Provide a safe and confidential environment where you can speak freely and feel truly heard.
  • Provide support and help you find solutions tailored to your needs
  • Enable you to decide what to talk about. This is your session.
  • Show respect, value you and be non- judgemental
  • Help you really explore your feelings and help you express your thoughts
  • Always listen actively, but not interrupt unless it is beneficial for you.
  • Help you make changes in your life and find acceptance of those things that cannot be changed.
  • Stay relevant
  • Walk alongside you on your journey

I Don’t

  • Talk about my own problems
  • Tell you what to do
  • Sit in silence for long periods
  • Provide a stuffy, clinical environment
  • Ask you how you feel repeatedly