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About me and my therapy practice
I am a compassionate and experienced counsellor with a great passion for the value of counselling to provide an effective means of improving our wellbeing and relationships, and to help us to develop our own more authentic sense of self.
I bring together effective approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I am a fully qualified counsellor accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP guidelines.
My aim is to create a safe therapeutic space where you can discuss and explore difficulties that you may be experiencing. I will support you to find strategies and solutions to the problems you face. I am able to work short term or can offer longer term support if needed. I place you the client at the heart of my work and look to bring my experience and understanding of the human condition to help you.
I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, sexuality and gender issues, relationship issues, grief, work-related stress, abuse and other life-changing events.
Over the last seven years I have worked in a variety of clinical settings which include; the NHS Systemic Family Counselling Service, the NHS Learning Disability Psychology Service, Cedar Counselling Service, Women’s Aid Birmingham and Solihull, Place2be, NSPCC, Woodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Warwick University and Coventry University.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, I am solely offering online and telephone counselling sessions.
If you feel I may be able to help you or you have any questions, please contact me for further details.
As an integrative therapist I am experienced in drawing upon different models such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centred and mindfulness practice. My core integrative training is in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory. Since my core training I have acquired additional theories which have enhanced my knowledge and practice.
Training & Qualifications:
Mindfulness & Compassion practitioner (Mindfulness CIC), 2018
Acceptance Commitment Therapy, 2018
Somatic Trauma Therapy, 2017
Master's Degree (MSc) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2015
Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2014
Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP accredited), 2013
Shorter courses include:
Trauma and the Body: Somatisation & Dissociation
Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Exploring the healing power of words - the use of poetry & creative writing in therapeutic & support work
Suicide and Self Harm (Storm training)
Working creatively with anger
Working with Shame (PODS)
Safe guarding training (Place2be)
Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid training in Domestic Violence, Children & Domestic Violence & Rape & Sexual Violence.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited