MY APPROACH

I work with individuals and with groups. As an Integrative therapist, I draw on various theoretical models in order to tailor an approach to suit you:

  • Humanistic / Person-centred—you're the expert on you, so sessions are led by what you bring. I provide empathy, compassion and guidance to support your growth.

  • Psychodynamic—drawing out difficult and/or unconscious feelings and patterns of behaviour to enable change. Acknowledging the impact of early relationships on the ways in which we relate to one another.

I might also draw inspiration from:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Creative therapies

  • Mindfulness

I believe it is important to acknowledge power structures, and intersecting oppressions (such as race, class and sexuality) and their impact on people's mental health.

MY QUALIFICATIONS

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. 

I hold the following counselling qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2018

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2018

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills, 2015

I have had additional training in safeguarding, therapeutic groupwork, REWIND trauma treatment, counselling young people, and exploring grief. I gained a Level 3 Award in 'Preventing and Tackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse', 2014.

I have experience working in the NHS, schools and community services. I have worked with adults and young people. I worked as a group facilitator for Solace Women's Aid for 4 years.