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ABOUT ME

Choosing the right therapist for you is so important. Find out more about my background, qualifications, and what it's like to work with me.

MY BACKGROUND

I have faced many difficult times in life that have shaped me, and now help me to be resilient and compassionate with my clients. These are just some of the reasons I feel driven to work in this field. I carry these lived experiences into the work I do, enabling me to work at depth with my clients’ difficulties.

 

Having struggled with my own mental health, I felt I couldn’t speak up about my experience and felt really isolated. So, I share this here in the hope of raising awareness and to enable others to speak out and ask for help.

Living abroad in several different countries and being immersed in very different cultures has opened my mind and given me the experience of welcoming in difference and diversity. My eclectic and broad experience in life enables me to be with whatever arises in the therapy room and just be with that person.​

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QUALIFICATIONS

Core Process Psychotherapy Post Grad Dip Trainee

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Ba Hons Education Studies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training 

Transactional Analysis 101

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I work with adults and young people and am experienced in issues such as trauma, depression and anxiety, and PTSD, relationship issues, domestic violence and more. I have a particular interest in birth trauma as well as neurological differences. 

I have worked for 15 years in schools, education and social care settings, including family mediation, child protection and disability inclusion. After many years in this work, building supportive relationships was the common thread I was most drawn, which ultimately led me into training as a counsellor.

​My work also includes working with young people and with neurological differences, both in my private practice and in a secondary school where I work on a regular basis. This has built my understanding and experience in working with identity, gender, self harm, anxiety and depression.

Continuing Training

I am undertaking further training in Core Process Psychotherapy at The Karuna Institute which is deepening my knowledge and practice.

 

Membership

As a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow their ethical framework

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WHAT TO EXPECT

I focus on building a trusting relationship together. The most important part of a therapeutic relationship is finding a therapist you can feel comfortable with and trust. I tailor my approach to fit the person that sits with me. This is a joint discovery, working together to explore the challenges the individual may be facing.

 

I will meet you with an open mind, heart and a bit of humour which can help when faced with difficult circumstances. I have felt the life-changing benefits of therapy, which I recognise and encourage in the people I support.

 

My own lived experience informs how I work and enables me to bring compassion and understanding to the people I work with.

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about any of the counselling and psychotherapy services I offer, please visit my contact page using the link below.

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