I am an experienced, qualified counsellor. Having been in private practise and in having worked in organisations such as the NHS, victim support, addiction centres, and in mental health for over the last decade. I have gained substantial experience of helping people with a broad range of issues.
I use a treatment model which aims to bring effective change by exploring the roots of your current problems, which seeks not only to remove symptomatic suffering, but also to help you live at your highest capacity- free to love and be loved, to work, create and to feel fully engaged with life.
I believe Counselling not only offers professional support in difficult times, but is also an opportunity to grow, develop and to understand ourselves more fully, leading us to discover an availability of previously hidden potential.
Anyone facing personal issues such as depression, feeling continually sad, discontented, problems with anxiety, stress, feelings of loss, relationship problems or stuck in self-destructive patterns would benefit from counselling and psychotherapy.
I see the person as more than your "symptoms" and work collaboratively with my clients to ensure the focus is on the issues you want to resolve and that real change is happening in the "real world" outside of the counselling room, while ensuring the cause(s) are being explored and worked through.
I offer a space which is confidential and non judgemental- a space which is safe to explore your issues and yourself, towards growth and a deeper potential within.
I have a sliding scale for fees and have some slots for low paying clients
Qualifications & Training
After taking a (Bsc) psychology degree and post graduate studies in evolutionary psychology, I started my training in counselling and psychotherapy. The highlight being having received training in experiential dynamic psychotherapy, an effective evidence based therapy.
I have also studied integrative counselling (Bsc degree), which integrates different models of therapy, where the therapeutic relationship with the client is seen as paramount for change.
I have spent many years working for the NHS working within an inpatient eating disorder unit and a psychiatric crisis team, where I received further training in different models of therapy (CBT, CAT and family therapy)) and gained a great deal of experience. I have worked with many clients suffering with trauma symptoms (PTSD) at victim support, different mental health charities, a student counsellor and in private practise.
I have worked with a broad range of clients, with differing issues. I am passionate about counselling & psychotherapy and have seen the effects and benefits for hundreds of different clients. I cannot guarantee how long the process will take, but I can tell you that I work hard for my clients through a collaborative relationship, to ensure that the therapy is as effective and efficient as possible, to end your suffering, help fulfil your potential and engage fully with life.
I am a member of the British Assocaition for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their ethical code and professional standards