BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Person-centred, CBT (General)
Issues worked with
Depression, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Rape/sexual assault, PTSD, Trauma, Anger, Social anxiety, Attachment issues, Personality disorders, Abuse (unspecified), Autism spectrum disorder, Childhood abuse, Health anxiety, Sexual abuse, Stress, Emotional abuse, Addiction, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Academic Stress, Family issues/relationships, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
I have specialist experience working with autism, ADHD, young people, trauma, depression, aspergers, anger, attachment issues and anxiety.
My foundations are as a person-centred therapist whereby the relationship, the client feeling heard and accepted are paramount. My experience and training in motivational interviewing has also taught me to support the client in formulating their own personal goals to work towards in therapy.
I use the initial sessions to ensure the right approach is utilised, whether it be to facilitate a safe space to be heard or a more problem based approach such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have extensive experience working with clients with trauma backgrounds, with anxiety based problems, Autism related issues and low mood. I utilise approaches such as DBT, Mentalization based therapy and Schema therapy depending what will be the most helpful approach for the client on assessment.
I have learnt to be flexible in my approach as every client is an individual and I use evidence based interventions to gain the best outcomes.