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I am currently unavailable and unable to accept new enquiries until Sept 2020.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified counsellor working in both the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. I am an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I understand how difficult it can be finding a counsellor or coming to therapy for the first time. I also believe that having the right therapist is vital to successful counselling. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed with the challenges in our lives and need a place where we can have some space to think about ourselves without fear of being judged or criticised. For many years I have worked in a supporting role within the domestic violence and sexual violence sectors, specialising in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and harm. My work has involved counselling, crisis work and advocacy. I have worked with Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS), Women’s Aid and currently work as a counsellor with men and women at SV2 (formally Derbyshire Rape Crisis). I have additional training and experience in working with trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I have experience in working with children and young adults in both private and school settings with CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People). This work has been with young people aged 6 -25 years and their families. I have completed further training in working with Looked After Children, child development, separation, loss and attachment, managing behaviours, diversity and identity, child abuse and safer caring. Counselling sessions for young people offer a chance to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are causing distress and learn how to make changes to improve wellbeing. I have a varied experience of working with many issues that can affect life during adolescence. If you wish to discuss your own or your child's situation please get in touch.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling