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About me and my therapy practice
Feeling disrupted and disconnected from your ‘normal’ self is so uncomfortable. Our system seeks balance and when we don’t feel we can achieve this with our usual strategies and our resources seem stretched, a therapist can be useful.
As a qualified MBACP Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor I can offer an individualised style of counselling to adults and young people (age 13 upwards). From a person centred perspective, I will listen, and explore with you what is troubling, drawing on various approaches to psychotherapy. I offer a safe space of reflection, sensitive conversing, thinking and feeling which enables clients to understand their structure of self, relationship patterns and blocks to wellbeing.
Throughout my years of experience in mental health and wellbeing I have worked with a diverse range of people including, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity, Special Needs and Multicultural. Everyone is different so I will respect and value you, your background, culture and circumstances.
I have experience of working with trauma and accompanying symptoms ranging from depression, anxiety and PTSD. I have worked with drug dependency, self harm and suicidal ideation. I work sensitively, tracking client’s emotional temperature and at times bringing in emotional regulation techniques. I have experience of working with people with eating disorders including ARFID, Sensory Processing Disorder, Emetophobia and body dysmorphia.
People I’ve worked with learn about themselves and their relationships. They learn how to deal with adversity and develop more empathy. Subsequently, they are happier in themselves and achieve personal goals.
Primarily, my focus has been on attachment and the absolute necessity of a reliable, non judgemental, congruent and empathetic relationship. Where clients feel safe enough to explore their experiences and feelings.
My understanding theoretically, practically and personally allows me to be able to sit person to person providing an environment for growth. I work at the client’s pace and enable them to see more clearly where presenting issues started, allowing them to be reconciled. Creatively, we’ll work together to bring about changes and move forward. This approach encourages autonomy and authenticity. It enables clients to embrace the complexity in their ‘mess’ and continue to learn about themselves.
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. I completed a Trauma Informed Certificate and I am currently studying a Level 5 in Trauma in Counselling. As well as my private practice, I work with local charities including a young persons agency. I have worked with young people in various roles for over 14 years.
My first session
Finding a counsellor can be a daunting process. The counselling relationship is collaborative and it’s important that you feel comfortable with me. In our first meeting we can gain a sense of if it feels right for us to work together. I offer a reduced fee for the initial consultation, where I can explain how I work and answer any questions you may have. We would talk about what you would like to gain from the therapy and any particular areas you would like to focus on.
If you decide to continue, appointments are once a week for 50 minutes.
How many sessions?
Everyone is different, some people will require a limited number of sessions, others longer term work which can be open ended. During our initial meeting we can decide together what will be best for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling