Psychotherapist and Integrative Counsellor MBACP
In our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.
Understanding patterns in our life that cause distress helps facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. Past experiences shape how we view ourselves within key relationships and in society, but they do not have to define our life.
I offer a holistic approach to counselling. We work together in a safe, non judgemental, confidential and trusting environment. You will be listened to with warmth, compassion, empathy and acceptance. Together we will explore and understand your issues more deeply, and you will begin to build resilience and feel empowered to use your own inner wisdom, and access your own inherent ability to grow and develop.
Life will start to unfold for you with more ease and peace, so you start to live a more fulfilling stress free existence, which will transform the way you experience your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Areas of Experience
- Drug and alcohol
- End of life
- Low self esteem
Place2Be – a children’s mental health charity which provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.
Road Victims Trust – a local charity providing support for victims of fatal and life-changing Road Traffic Accidents.
Resolve – A local Drug and Alcohol Agency for adults struggling with addiction.
I continue to volunteer at a local Hospice where I counsel people with life limiting illnesses; supporting the fears and anxiety that people face with their mortality and bereavement counselling for the family and carers.
Training and qualifications
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Level 2 Understanding Substance Misuse CPCAB
Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB (ongoing)
Areas of counselling
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour Problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Stress – all types
- Suicidal thoughts