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 and to ourselves.
I might also draw inspiration from:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - helping you to develop coping strategies.
Creative therapies - expressing in a way that works for you.
Mindfulness - exploring grounding techniques and ways to calm the body and mind, and feel more present.
I believe it is important to acknowledge power structures, and intersecting oppressions (such as race, class, gender, disability and sexuality) and their impact on clients' mental health.
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 both adults and young people. I was a group facilitator for Solace Women's Aid for 4 years until 2018.