Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07885
I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I have knowledge and understanding of different therapeutic approaches such as Psychodynamic theory, Solution Focused theory and CBT. This combined with a person-centred ethos means that I work with clients to understand what it is they want from counselling, and tailor my approach to them. This might simply be offering a space to talk and be heard, or it may be offering some tools and techniques for moving forward. Sometimes, a client might not know exactly what it is they want from counselling - and that is okay too. We work together to create a therapeutic space that is as beneficial as possible for the client. Clients come with a wide range of issues and concerns to explore, such as anxiety and depression, stress, self-esteem/body image, LGBTQ+/gender identity, neurodiversity, trauma and relationships/attachment. I have a special interest in working with trauma, and I have experience in supporting survivors of a wide range of traumatic life events. These include but are not limited to; domestic abuse, medical trauma, childhood sexual abuse and other adverse childhood experiences. I believe that trauma and the consequences of experiencing trauma can be felt from a wide range of human experiences, that don’t necessarily fit into the descriptions above.
I also have a strong passion for working with disability and impairment, stemming from my work as a Personal Assistant. This role gave me the knowledge and understanding to allow me to embed myself in The Social Model of Disability, whereby it is not a person’s impairment that disables them, but the largely inaccessible society that we live in.
- Qualifications & ExperienceProfessional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
(BA) Hons Media and Cultural Studies
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Sexuality Identity
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken