I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is very important. As a client you are sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings and may be talking about painful experiences. You need to feel you can trust your counsellor to listen, to recognise what you are feeling in an accepting way.
Before becoming a counsellor, I worked primarily in higher education and I currently work with HE students as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor.
I have found my passion in my life by becoming a counsellor, I work with adults on an individual basis and provide a calm and safe space to explore your experiences and how they have affected you and to help you gain understanding about yourself and how you relate to others. I very much believe the counselling process is one in which counsellor and client work together and I believe in regularly reviewing our work together.
I use an integrative approach is very much based on responding to a person’s needs. I will not judge you but will accept and respect you, whilst being honest with you. I see you as the one who knows what is hurting and aim to facilitate a way of working through this hurt together. I aim to build an honest and trusting relationship, one where you will feel comfortable to discuss and explore what is happening in your life.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I am also a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online, after having undertaken specific training to work with clients online
I have the following qualifications;
- Diploma in Counselling Practice
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
As a counsellor, I undertake continual professional development, my experience and training includes;
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Working with mental health disorders
- Relationship issues
- Pregnancy and baby loss
- Bereavement and loss
- Life transitions
- Understanding ADHD and Autism