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About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced counsellor who has worked with adults and young people covering issues including anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, eating disorders, shame, anger, guilt, family relationships, childhood trauma, sexuality and gender, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I initially trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor, I therefore work with non-judgement, empathy and genuineness to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients. I tend to use an Integrative approach to find the best way to support my clients, often working creatively. I have regular Supervision, this oversees my client work ensuring that I am working ethically and safely.
I started my Counselling journey working as a CRUSE Bereavement Volunteer visiting bereaved people in their own homes. I then went on to Counsel students in a Secondary School where I worked as a School Counsellor and in a Further Education College where I was part of a team of Counsellors working with young people and adults. I also helped to set up a counselling service for young people at SWEDA (Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association).
I am from an Arts Education background. Prior to training as a Counsellor I worked for Arts Charities and as an Art Teacher with children and adults.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 5)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Theory (CPCAB Level 3)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2)
Awareness in Bereavement Care Course, CRUSE Bereavement Care
SWEDA Counsellor Training
Working with Trauma Training (Carolyn Spring)
What I can help with
AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy