Training, Qualifications and Experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (PgDip Counselling) with experience in counselling across a range of issues. I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to my private practice, I have experience in charity counselling for bereavement and loss, sexual abuse and counselling adults with learning difficulties.
About me and my counselling approach
I started my counselling training in 2010 at Keele University, after witnessing the positive impact that therapy could have on people.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor, so our sessions together would focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. We would acknowledge your strengths and the choices you have in the present day. My counselling style is primarily from a person-centred approach, so therapy would focus on and explore your individual self-worth and values. Being valued, without being judged, can help you to accept who you are as a person.
Although my main therapeutic style is person-centred, I can integrate additional counselling practices such as a Cognitive Behavioural Approach and some Gestalt techniques, depending upon the individual client. I welcome an open dialogue with clients, so am happy to explore and adapt according to what the two of us decide might be the best approach for you.
Coming Soon..I am currently learning British Sign Language (BSL), so in future will offer counselling for the deaf community. I started BSL Level 3 in September 2016.
- Humanistic Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioural Approach
Areas of Counselling I deal with:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Carer Support
- Domestic Violence
- Low Self-Confidence
- Relationship Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Work Related Stress
Finding the counsellor who is right for you is an important start to your counselling. If you would like to ask me any questions about my practice, then you can contact me via telephone or email.