Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-01775
I qualified in Humanistic Therapeutic counselling and Trauma Therapy and I work from my core Person Centred beliefs and trust in you having within you what it is you need to be all of who you truly are.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and also the National Counselling Society. I hold a basic DBS certificate and I undertake regular clinical supervision with a registered supervisor.
Fundamental to how I offer counselling is the provision of a safe, confidential and non judgemental space for you to explore any aspects of your life, your feelings, your thoughts, your relationships or experiences that you feel may be impacting or have impacted on your mental and physical well being and to work with you to find the best ways to support you in your exploration and to finding the best ways forward.
I believe that we all have within us what it is we need to live our lives to the full and that when we feel truly heard and accepted as we are, we are more empowered to being more of who we truly are and to living more of the lives that we truly want to live. I truly believe that for us to be in touch with our inner and outer experiences we need to experience a safe space free from judgement to hear them.
Underpinning my passion for my work are my personal experiences and my interests in ongoing research into the complexities of our mental health and how as humans we protect ourselves psychologically, emotionally and physically when we experience threat.
I value our whole being, our physical, emotional and psychological being and how we experience our relations with others and how we experience our environments and our circumstances and so fundamental to how I work is offering a space where we can work together to hear, recognise and value all of you.
I offer both long and short term counselling. The number of sessions available being open to negotiation as you may opt to have a set number of sessions or choose to leave it open.
I accept self referrals, professional and work place referrals.
If you have not experienced counselling before you may not know what to expect or what is expected.
Following your initial enquiry I will aim to respond to you within 24hours.
Exploring your life experiences, your relationships, your feelings and thoughts in counselling may at first feel difficult and may raise some painful feelings and thoughts, before you start to feel the benefits.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling, ( CPCAB level 4)
Diploma in Trauma Therapy Post Graduate level 7
Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB level 3)
Certificate in Counselling skills. (CPCAB level 2)
Certificate in Understanding substance misuse (CPCAB level 2)
Certificate in Trauma/ Neuroscience
Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling ( Counselling Tutor)
Certificate in Relationships/ Couples
Certificate in understanding Bipolar
Certificates in Anatomy & Physiology
I also qualified and worked for 15 years in complementary therapies and although I no longer practice body treatments, my extensive work and research in this field has enriched my understanding of the impact on our physiology and mental health following trauma.
Shorter courses ranging from 1 to 3 days and 10 days
Working with suicide and self harm
Suicide prevention and awareness training
Childhood sexual abuse
Trauma, PTSD & CPTSD
Trauma memories, flashbacks, triggers
Neuroscience, trauma and the body ( physiology of trauma)
Working with shame
Attachment styles and social engagement system
Attachment & trauma
Mental health and the body
Understanding and using CBT
Anxiety and Depression
Online Therapy CPD training ( Telehealth for mental health)
Moving to online practice ( Online Therapy institute )
Internal Family systems
Difference and diversity
Introduction to Person Centred Creative Arts
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Suicidal feelings