I trained at the University of Nottingham and have a first class BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice. My training embraced the Person-Centred approach and as such in my practice I hold each person as an individual of value and worth, who, given the right ‘conditions’ will flourish and grow.
I have counselled clients since 2006 and have experience working in the voluntary sector with both Counselling Xtra, a generic counselling service, and Rape Crisis. I currently receive referrals from the Carers Federation counselling clients who may be struggling with their role as a carer and experiencing issues around loss and identity . I am privileged to have worked with many different clients with different histories, backgrounds, cultures, beliefs and concerns, who have taken all their courage to share and explore their difficulties with me. I therefore have counselling experience in different areas, some of which are listed below, and many of which I have attended training/workshops:
- Sexual abuse/violence
- Suicidal feelings
- Anxiety / Panic
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Personal development
- ME / CFS / Fibromyalgia
- Domestic abuse
- People trafficking
BACP Professional Membership
The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) is a professional organisation that sets standards for membership. It also holds an accredited register of counsellors who have met the standards for registration. The BACP and the register are there to help you to access good, ethical counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP. As such I meet the standards required for membership and registration, and regularly engage in supervision and continuing professional development, which may assure you of competency and professionalism. I also incorporate the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions into my practice and this means that I embrace guidelines about trust, confidentiality, your well-being, justice and equality.
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Continuing Professional Development
I strive to increase my awareness, understanding and knowledge of self, others and the counselling process through different mediums – radio, workshops, peers, training, lectures, films, and so on.
I am interested and curious about trauma and the body (somatic experiencing) in therapy, difference and diversity, and our relationship with our ecosystem. I am passionate about politics and social responsibility, and fascinated by therapy and its influences on the wider community.