Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2017

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body

BACP, BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

7 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Autism spectrum disorder, Social anxiety, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD/ADD, Family issues/relationships, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Bullying, Depression, Disordered eating, Anger, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Grief/Loss, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria), Childhood abuse, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain, Drugs, Dyslexia, Foster care, Gaming, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Health anxiety, Identity issues, Mood instability, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Insomnia, Loneliness, Sexuality, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Chronic or acute health conditions, LGBTQ+, Parenting, Sexual matters, Phobias, Trauma, Work-related issues, Menopause, Not Assessed, Abuse (unspecified), Romantic Relationships, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Brain Fog, Burnout/Fatigue, Divorce, Dyspraxia, Emotional Expression, Friendships, Illness in the family, Learning difficulties (general), Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Perfectionism, Public Speaking/Performance Anxiety, Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).

Special interest areas

I have a special interest in working with young people - and work extensively with anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-harm, gender identity and building self esteem as well as supporting those who have had a neurodivergent assessment and are looking for ways to process and understand this and what it might mean for them. Much of my work is within schools and colleges giving me valuable experience in the areas of ADHD, ASD and ADD. .

Personal Statement

As an experienced person-centred therapist, I’m committed to providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment: it’s my role to support those needing to be heard. I won’t tell you what to do but rather enable you to feel listened to and valued so you can explore your own solutions and choices in life. It can be hard to put into words our feelings, behaviour or experiences and clients may feel unsure about where to start. That’s OK - counselling is about building a trusting relationship and working together in whichever way suits the individual. 

Whilst my approach is based on the person-centred model, I integrate other therapy models such as CBT which enables clients to decide what we talk about and choose the direction the sessions take. Working in this non-directive way allows clients the freedom to express themselves physically, verbally or creatively to reach their own potential.