I am a qualified integrative counsellor/ pyschotherapist and an accredited member of the British Assiciation of Counsellors and Pyschotherapists (Member BACP accred)
I consider the relationship we form together in our sessions as the foundation in providing a safe environment to support you to explore any difficulties you are experiencing. This means ensuring you feel able to be the center of the process deciding what you would like to bring to sessions, the pace at which we work, and any changes you may want to make in your life as a result of our time together.
Different therapists offer different ways of working and its important to find someone who you feel comfortable and can make a connection with. My way of working is integrative which means that I place our relationship at the center of our work together and also draw from other models. I have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced relational trauma and abuse and this informs my work using frameworks from attachment and trauma models to help support arising difficulties such as anxiety and depression, low self esteem, shame and difficulties forming trusting, safe relationships. My way of working is explained more fully in how I work
I have worked with clients across a range of settings both within the NHS with general referrals from GPS and in charitable organisation providing specific support for bereavement, trauma, childhood issues and abuse. This has involved both short term support typically 6-8 sessions and also longer term therapy.
I also provide supervision for Volunteers at Cruse Bereavement Care.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I have a background in engineering and industry and have many years experience mentoring and supporting colleagues with workplace issues, transitions and developmental needs.
- Dip Couns Integrative Counselling
- Member BACP accred
- Cruse bereavement and supervision training
- BEng Chemical Engineering
I work with a variety of client issues, some of the more common areas are:
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood issues and abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Health related issues
- Life transitions
- Low self esteem
- Low self confidence
- Self criticism
- Self harm
- Sexual identity
- Work issues
- Relationship problems
This is not an exclusive list, if you have any queries about other aspects you would like support with please contact me with a query.