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About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome.
There are times when we all need extra support to cope with life’s inevitable challenges which can present themselves in many different ways. My role is to support you in finding your own way forward in coping with these challenges and to help you make sense of any thoughts or feelings that you wish to share, or which may emerge during the counselling process.
Counselling is different to confiding in family or friends as it offers a private space to focus on whatever you wish to speak about, without the worry of someone else's feelings or judgements.
Through working in a variety of roles within special needs and mainstream schools for over ten years, I was fortunate enough to be a part of many multi-disciplinary teams, and felt hugely inspired and influenced by a range of therapists whom I worked alongside. After taking some time out to travel, and through having my own therapeutic experiences, I decided to embark on the journey to become a counsellor & psychotherapist.
How I work:
I work in an integrative way, which means that my practice is influenced by the traditions of humanistic, psychodynamic and existential therapies; this enables me to tailor my approach to suit your individual needs, whilst respecting your own pace and depth of the counselling process. However, the core aspect of all of my work is to build a trusting relationship, and to offer a confidential, compassionate and supportive space to help you begin to explore and make sense of whatever is on your mind.
Training, Qualifications and Experience:
I completed a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, London, in 2012, and then undertook specialist training in counselling young people through completing a Post Qualification Diploma in Adolescent and School Counselling at the Metanoia Institute, London, in 2014.
Since then I have worked as a counsellor for young people and adults in a range of settings including mental health charities, carers’ organisations, health centres, schools and colleges. I moved from London in 2018 and have continued counselling young people and adults, as well as setting up private practice to offer psychotherapy and counselling in Bath, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, and the surrounding areas. I feel passionately about my work and have gained invaluable experience through supporting many different clients who bring a wide range of emotional difficulties.
My first session
The first step:
If you decide to get in contact, then the first step would be for us to arrange an initial counselling session which could take place face to face, over the telephone or online. This initial session is an opportunity to get a feel for the process and to decide if you would like to continue. There is no pressure to commit to continuing as the most important thing is that you find a counsellor who is right for you, and who you feel able to trust and connect with.
If you did choose to continue, we would then arrange a regular time to meet each week and each session would last for 50 minutes. The counselling process is unique to each individual and can be short or long term, but is reviewed during our work together.
To arrange an initial appointment, or if you would like to have a brief chat first, then please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited