As a qualified, professional counsellor and psychotherapist, I see my role is to bring empathy and attentiveness to our therapeutic space, to help us understand what is causing you emotional distress. Knowing and feeling that someone understands you is a fundamental part of counselling.
Qualifications & Experience
I hold a Post-graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Therapeutic Skills from Leeds Metropolitan University, in addition to a Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills.I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,
I have completed further study in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), anxiety, disordered eating, working with trauma, dissociation and PTSD. I have completed training in the NHS IAPT Counselling for Depression.
I provided counselling for clients at a local charity from 2011 to 2017, where I gained significant experience of working with clients with complex issues and symptoms. I have also worked with clients at a post-graduate institution providing online and telephone counselling. I began in private practice in 2015 and my work includes referrals from several health insurance and employee assistance providers.
My earlier career was in hi-tech, B2B marketing communications and managing charity and not-for-profit projects for people with learning disabilities and vulnerable adults.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I follow the BACP Ethical Framework which ensures that I am providing the best therapeutic support for my clients and this includes having regular supervision with a clinical supervisor. I am committed to a programme of continuing professional development, including training, to inform my practice.