About Me

My Qualifications

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor (FdSc Counselling Bristol University 2010). I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist and as such abide by their code of practice and ethics.  I am also registered with the Professional Standards Authority giving you further reassurance that my work is safe and regulated.

As a member of the BACP I am committed to ensuring that I am continuously updating my knowledge and training. This has included specialist courses in the following fields:

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Creative counselling skills

  • Working with family dynamics

  • Attachment and shame

  • Managing fear and anger

  • Advanced safe guarding for vulnerable adults and children

  • Addictions and eating disorders

  • Sexual abuse and trauma

My Experience

I work as counsellor in both private practise and agency settings. I welcome clients of all genders, ethnicity, culture, sexuality or religion.  I have extensive experience in the following areas:

Life Transitions (including starting a family, marriage, redundancy/ career change and retirement)

Anxiety              Depression             Bereavement              Stress               Addiction   

  Separation and divorce     Eating Disorders    Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

                      Domestic Abuse     Illness and disabilities     Low Self-Esteem    Post-natal depression

Sexual Abuse and Trauma      Suicidal thoughts      Self harm      Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

My Approach

The therapeutic approach I use is ‘Integrative.’ This means that I have knowledge and experience of a number of counselling approaches which I will tailor in a way that helps you best. Central to my work is the ‘Person-Centred’ approach. As a Person-Centred counsellor I believe that every individuals experience is unique. You are the expert of yourself, even though it may not feel that way at the moment. My role is not to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do, but rather to support you in exploring and understanding your story and feelings so that you may feel less overwhelmed and more able to take control of your life.