My interest in counselling began to develop at a fairly young age. I then saw a counsellor in my teens and again in my early twenties which helped me through some difficult experiences of my own. It wasn't until I reached my late twenties that I finally began my counselling studies, completing the level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I am qualified to work with clients using different therapeutic modalities. I prefer to work in a way that enables the client to lead their own sessions, however, if appropriate we can introduce more challenging or directive concepts such as CBT. It really depends on each individual client and what they need at that time.
The majority of my work to date has been spent supporting people experiencing loss & bereavement and more recently supporting individuals through COVID-19. During this time, my clients have taught me that bereavement can also lead us to look at other areas of our lives differently whether it be about our relationship with the person who has died or other family members, adverse childhood experiences, past bereavement and much more. I have also worked with clients experiencing mild anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and more.
I welcome you to make contact with me no matter what your concerns are. If I feel that you may be in need of more specialist support elsewhere, I will do my best to sign post you towards a more suitable counsellor/agency.
I have worked with a diverse variety of people ranging from those in their early twenties to people in their seventies, of different races, sexualities and genders. I will acknowledge the differences between us and respect that we are individual with our own unique outlooks and experiences.
Qualifications & Experience
Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling: Integrative pathway
Certificate in online & telephone counselling
Childline volunteer counsellor
Bereavement Visitor for Bereavement Care
In addition to my private practice, I work part time as a helpline Counsellor for Vita Health Group. I also volunteer for an organisation called Place2be, supporting children and young people within a school setting and have previously volunteered for Childline as a telephone counsellor.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP00928585), and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS21-01595) I am bound by and adhere to their ethical frameworks for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and I am subject to the BACP professional conduct code.
To view the NCS ethical framework please click here.
For your protection and reassurance, I am fully insured, hold an enhanced DBS and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ref: ZB249351). For information on how your data is used and stored please view my privacy notice which can be located at the bottom of the page.