How I work
I offer a free brief (15 minute) conversation on the phone to discuss how we can work together as it is so important to find someone you will feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings with.
Each client's requirements are unique for them and therefore, it is not a case of one size fits all, I work flexibly and collaboratively with each client, drawing from different therapeutic approaches, which enables me to tailor the therapy taking into consideration your individual needs and unique experiences.
I work in a client led way, you bring whatever you would like to address to a session, whether you would like to process a specific event either happening currently or from the past, or if you are looking for some time and space to explore your feelings and make sense of them, without having to worry about editing those thoughts in a way that you may feel when you talk with friends and family.
My aim is to offer a warm, friendly and non-judgmental environment to allow you to open up and address anything on your mind so that you can gain confidence and therefore begin to understand that your feelings are valid and can be expressed without shame or guilt.
Talking to people and working out how I can help and support them in getting their needs met has always been important to me irrespective of what role I am in.
I have also been keen to give back. I volunteered for several years in the charity sector offering sessions for carers who are looking after partners and family members with life-limiting illnesses, addictions and mental health conditions. I have worked with parents and communities in children's bereavement, including voluntary work as a bereavement counsellor for children, young people and adults.
I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an accredited registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I continue to develop my skills and undertake regular CPD.