AdvDip Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Integrative, Person-centred

Membership body


Years practicing

21 years

Issues worked with

Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Abuse (unspecified), Autism spectrum disorder, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Social anxiety, Spirituality/Religion, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues/relationships, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Health anxiety, Mood instability, Insomnia, Loneliness, Long Covid, Cancer, Fertility and pregnancy, Bullying, Rape/sexual assault, Work-related issues, Complex Grief, Menopause, Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Abortion, Academic Stress, Adjustment/Changes, Burnout/Fatigue, Divorce, Emotional Expression, Financial concerns, Friendships, Illness in the family, Leaving University, Low/Depressed Mood, Marriage, Miscarriage, Parental Alcohol/Drug Problems, Parental Separation/Divorce, Post-Natal Depression (PND), Relationships with Academic Staff, Sleep Problems, University Pressures (non-academic).

Personal Statement

I believe within counselling, a meaningful, trusting relationship with another human being is a vital part of the therapy, and that it is this relationship with another that enables us to understand and accept ourselves, to heal and grow.

I feel I have the qualities of self-awareness, genuineness or realness, empathy and an acceptance of others; all of which I consider to be vital in order to develop a therapeutic relationship with someone who is looking for help, with whatever it is that has led them to seek counselling.

As a counsellor I view myself as a fellow traveller, sharing a part of the client’s journey through life, for as long as they want me alongside them. I always feel both humbled and honoured when someone puts their trust in me and invites me to walk alongside them for a while and to share with me with their unique story.