Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT (General)

Membership body

BACP (Accred.)

Years practicing

11 years

Issues worked with

Learning difficulties (general), Dyslexia, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Drugs, Autism spectrum disorder, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Physical health, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD/ADD, Alcohol, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues/relationships, Addiction, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Bullying, Depression, Anger, Parenting, Sexual identity, Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Confidence/Self-esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Work-related issues.

Special interest areas

My clients come from with a variety of issues, from those experiencing anxiety and loss, which can include the loss of a relationship through divorce or relationship breakdown. Clients experiencing sadness or being depressed. Clients facing life changes including loss of a job , illness etc. Also from feeling really stressed and perhaps suicidal. I have worked with people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol and helping them unpick their past to help them understand how and why they ended up in such a dark place. I have also worked as a counsellor at a Hospice in the East Midlands which has given me an understanding of life limiting illness and grief. I am well placed to be alongside clients on their individual journey. I have experience of counselling children and young people who have experienced significant difficulties that have impacted on their education. I also support young adults experiencing difficulties in their rapidly changing world. This can include family difficulties, bullying or having ADHD or ASD. Sometimes people can just feel a bit lost, I am adept at helping clients develop hope and a vision of how good the future can be..

Personal Statement

I am a caring empathic counsellor, encouraging you to become your own best friend. I allow you to talk freely without judgement or opinion. By helping you focus on the area in your life that is causing you concern we will work together to unpick your thoughts and feelings. This will give you a greater understanding of the place you are in and the way forward. I will be alongside you, gently supporting you in this journey, ensuring that you are safe and respected at all times.