- Phone number
- 07976 269297
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I understand it can sometimes feel daunting trying to find the right counsellor. My aim is to help you feel comfortable and able to talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing. I have over 12 years of experience working as a counsellor in various settings. I work with both adults and young people. The aim of counselling is to develop a therapeutic relationship which can enable you to explore a range of concerns in a safe environment, free from judgement and with warmth and openness.
I work from a Person-Centred approach which can help clients gain a greater understanding of their inner potential and lead to a more authentic and fulfilling life. I believe that the client is the expert on themselves, and through the process of a therapeutic relationship you can learn to value yourself and become more empowered. We may look at what has brought you to counselling, the impact on events, circumstances in your life up to now and how you have the power to change and find an alternative more authentic way of being.
I work in the Kings Heath area in a centre which is comfortable and safe. I also specialise in issues around attachment and offer a consultancy practice and training for parents and carers.
At present I am working via videoconferencing or telephone consultations due to Covid-19. Please note telephone counselling is not available for new clients.
My first session
The first session is a chance for us to see if we can work together. I may ask what's brought you to counselling and give you a description of how I work and you can decide if it feels right for you. I will require your G.P details for my records and in case of an emergency.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
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
About me and my therapy practice
I facilitate training on 'Understanding Attachment and Implications for Practice' for professionals working in the therapeutic field.
Training is both theoretical and experiential.
Training includes exploring how trauma and loss impacts an individual. How brain development and emotional regulation and cognitive function is impacted. This training also enables professionals to develop ways in which to create a 'secure base' for therapeutic change to take place.
Understanding early experiences gives us the insight to enter our clients internal working model, to better understand how they view their world.
I have worked as a trainer for 5 years for foster agencies and a university. My background has been counselling adopted and looked after children, and supporting families and schools with the young people in their care. I am passionate about the need for attachment based learning to help support young people and adults in their journey through this challenging experience.
Understanding Attachment Training and Implications for Practice is to develop an deep understanding of how development in children is impacted by the environment around them and their relationships with care givers. It teaches how trauma and loss effects brain development, developmental functioning and relationships with others and self, and how that has direct implications for therapeutic practice.
This training includes:
Attachment based theory.
Different 'Styles' of attachment
How trauma impacts brain development and functioning
Reflection on participants own attachment styles
How best to work with individuals with early attachment difficulties.
Participants will receive handouts and recommendations of reading material to enable them to further understand this subject.