L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB-2019) Msc in Psychology of Child Development (UCLan-2004) PGDip in Psychological Studies (UCLan-2002)
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Cultural identity, Abuse (unspecified), Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Spirituality/Religion, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Family issues/relationships, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Depression, Anger, Sexual identity, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Identity issues, Mood instability, Loneliness, Sexuality, Refugees and displacement, Emotional abuse, LGBTQ+, Work-related issues, Romantic Relationships, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Burnout/Fatigue, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Friendships, Illness in the family, Immigration, Learning difficulties (general), Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
I have particular experience with self-esteem issues among female, adult clients and anxiety, trauma & suicidal ideation among both male and female adults.
My core approach is person-centred however, my knowledge of different approaches and creative work have been helpful to clients, as well as help me adjust my work to individual needs. I offer a safe, confidential, empathic & non-judgmental space to explore what is troubling you. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an exceptional way of promoting change and bettering one's life and relationships.
My approach is also a relational one, as the therapeutic relationship that continually evolves is at the heart of it and healing can emerge through it. I facilitate exploration of what you bring, which in turn can be facilitated by "relational depth", a deep connection between therapist and client. I provide you with a supportive space and the necessary conditions to enhance the therapeutic process.I draw on a range of theoretical concepts to facilitate awareness of and connection to different parts of the self, your unmet needs and feelings arising from them.