I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I am able to use various approaches separately or together in order to facilitate helpful change. I use cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamics, humanistic and transpersonal therapy. I also have personal and professional experience with art, play and sand therapy. I have particular experience and training in bereavement and loss, domestic violence, low self esteem, social anxiety, narcissism and victims of narcissism, along with many other issues. I have worked with people of all ages and enjoy working with children, young people, women and men alike.
I believe all people no matter what gender, social background or ethic origin are valuable and worthy of respect. Family dynamics, culture and expectations can all lead to anxiety and depression which can be hidden in the unconscious mind. I have found that connecting with a persons learning style and using visual aids such as cards, metaphors and drawings can significantly help even the adult mind to reflect on positive change. A toolkit can be collaboratively created to help you find your personal best coping mechanisms. Confidentiality, care and integrity underpin my philosophy in forming a trusting working relationship to help empower all my clients toward positive change.
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and have training in bereavement, art and play therapy. I am also a Domestic Violence Champion with child and adult safeguarding training. I also attend continued professional development throughout each year to keep up with new legislation and research. Some of these have been dissociation, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. I am a Registered Member (339667) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who set out an ethical framework for my profession. I hold a current DBS to reassure vulnerable people and children and their carers of my integrity.