Experience 

I have always been interested in people and so have worked in the health and social care sector since the completion of my MSc in 2011.

 

I have worked with a many different people therapeutically, on a one-to-one level and in groups, across a variety of settings including: low secure forensic units, prisons, female only rehabs and on an open-ended basis in private practice.

 

Within these roles I have and continue to help clients with:

  • Addiction

  • Abuse

  • Low self-esteem

  • Hearing voices

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  •  Anxiety

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexuality

  • Relationship Issues

My Integrative Approach to Therapy

The way I work is client led and my training is integrative, which allows me to use a range of therapeutic tools which fit your individual needs and therapeutic goals.

I offer a safe and friendly space where you are accepted as you are, without judgement, so that you can fully explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences that might be troubling you. I think the best therapeutic work comes from a strong therapeutic bond based on trust and so the relationship between us will form part of our work together.

Depending on what makes sense to you, I will draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches.

 

I will use these ways of working, alongside reflecting back your thinking and gently questioning, to support you though the process of self-awareness, allowing you to gain clarity and deeper understanding. I believe it is important to view each person as a whole and therefore my approach allows me to work holistically.

Qualifications

Before completing my BACP accredited diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy I completed a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised BSc in Psychology and a BPS recognised MSc in Forensic Psychology.

 

These trainings lasted for six years in total and whilst working in health and social care I completed a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Tackling Substance Misuse and Working With Young People Experience Domestic and Sexual Violence.