I am a professionally qualified integrative therapist. This means that I draw on a range of different theoretical approaches, such as humanistic, I am predominantly person-centred in my approach and mindfulness, support the way I work. These are adapted and integrated to suit each person’s individual needs.
Most importantly, I believe that if the relationship-built feels trusting and supportive, this can enable a safe exploration of difficult feelings and lead to greater insight, self-awareness and thus enabling internal change and empowerment.
I have currently worked as a therapist within the ELM’s a charitable counselling centre and now primarily run my own private practice. In addition to this, I am registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I abide by the BACP ethical framework and principles for good practice.
I attend regular continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date.
Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression and Relationships Therapy
Depression & Anxiety Therapy
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Although we cannot always avoid external stressful events, through therapy we can together find ways to manage stress to reduce the impact stressful events have upon you. An important part of therapy also involves exploring the stressful experience, including our responses. This can improve our understanding which can help us to appreciate what we are dealing with and why we are struggling, in turn enabling us to be kinder to ourselves.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Bereavement is a natural but painful response to loss.
Therapy can help you manage your grief.
Everyone’s experience of grief and bereavement is unique.
We can help you through the stages of grieving so you can feel more able to cope with your loss.
Any loss needs to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement can mean finding a suitable place for the lost person, pet, object or event, to allow life to continue with adaptation and change, not forgetting or wiping out the memory.
Relationship counselling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Teenagers today face an ever-growing number of challenges. From exams and deadlines to the lure of the internet, adolescents have all kinds of pressures to deal with. If left to spiral, these can result in them suffering from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and relational difficulties.
Counselling can help adolescent and families understand and resolve problems, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives.