A Little Bit About Me
I am an integrative counsellor, through my training in different approaches I have flexibility in how we work together. Through the safe and confidential therapy relationship we will find a way that works for you.
I support adults and young people over 13, who want to understand themselves better and begin to develop more self-compassion and less self-judgement. To know how to make better choices and be able to speak up for themselves.
Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence can all feel impossible to overcome. They can feel like you, rather than something you are experiencing. It can be easy to fall into the belief there is something wrong with you, rather than you are doing the best you can to cope with something.
I believe no matter how difficult the situation or feelings you may be experiencing, there is always hope and change is possible.
Outside of the therapy room I enjoy being in nature and love living by the sea. I use running and yoga to support my own mental health and I am always open to new and creative ways to live and work.
My Experience and Qualifications
I have worked for various organisations during my career including a local bereavement service, a local MIND, Place2be and a CAMHS funded referral service for young people. I have recently specialised in working with people who have experienced trauma at Trauma Recovery CIC and The Sue Lambert Trust.
I hold up to date safeguarding training and have a registered DBS. As an accredited member of BACP I abide by their code of ethical practice and undertake regular clinical supervision.
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Place2be)
- Certificate in Counselling Teenagers (IATE)
- Certificate in Embodied Therapeutic Practice
Alongside this I have completed significant further training in working with Trauma, and Mindfulness and Therapy. Currently I am in the final stages of qualifying as a Mindfulness Teacher with Breathworks Mindfulness.
“If you can learn to look at yourself and your life in a gentle, creative and adventurous way, you will be eternally surprised at what you find”
John O Donohue