Post Graduate Diploma in Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Drugs, Gambling, Autism spectrum disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar Disorder, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality/Religion, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD/ADD, Personality disorders, Refugees and displacement, Alcohol, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues/relationships, Fertility and pregnancy, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Romantic Relationships, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Dyslexia, Foster care, HIV/AIDS, Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Multiple sclerosis, Psychosis, Sexuality, Long Covid, Addiction, LGBTQ+, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Abuse (unspecified), Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Disassociation, Divorce, Dyspraxia, Emotional Expression, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Learning difficulties (general), Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Memory/Amnesia (or cognitive impairment), Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).
Special interest areas
The focus of my practice is to provide a safe space where people feel comfortable and able to explore what ever issues they want to bring. I work in a predominantly solution focussed way and am particularly interested in supporting my clients to develop self-confidence and personal agency. For example, if we become aware of why we behave in certain ways or why we repeat destructive patterns of behaviour, we can develop choices and strategies to change. .
I place the relationship between myself and my clients as being key to successful therapy. I am interested in what my clients bring, what their life experiences are and how they interact in the world. I am particularly interested in balancing and integrating how we feel, behave, think and speak. If we can balance these aspects of ourselves, we can experience greater sense of self and agency.