About Counselling with me

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It is both my passion and privilege to work with adults and young people (13 +) experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.  I offer face to face and online sessions.   


I am trained to a BA (Hons) Degree level in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy which has laid the foundations for my approach.   I focus on understanding and exploring your unique world and how you perceive it.  You may want to address a specific issue and/or together we could work to understand your values and beliefs, your relationship with yourself, with others, and with the outside world.  I work collaboratively with my clients as I believe you are the expert on you and that therapy is done with you, not to you!


I have a specific interest in PTSD and a therapy called the Rewind Technique that seeks to relieve sufferers of their symptoms.  For more information please click here.


 I continue to attend regular training sessions and workshops that apply to the issues I work with to deepen my knowledge and expertise.  I am currently undertaking a Diploma in Life Coaching.  


Alongside my private practice I volunteer as a counsellor for a charity supporting young people aged 13 to 25 and previously I was a counsellor for a charity supporting carers.   


I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Code of Ethics and to their Standards of Professional Practice. I attend regular clinical supervision and I am also fully insured.


Qualifications

Rewind Trauma Therapy

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy

Certificate in Counselling Skills


Short Courses, Workshops and experience

Safe Guarding Young People and Vulnerable Adults

GDPR 

Sandtray Therapy

Working with Trauma

Working with ex-offenders

Creative Arts



 

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What to expect from me

I offer both short and long term therapy in person or online using a secure video meeting platform. The number of sessions will depend on the issues you bring and the pace you would like to work at. This can be discussed at our initial meeting.


 I will strive to provide you with a relationship where you will feel safe to talk openly about your inner most thoughts and feelings in a confidential and secure environment. Hopefully the therapeutic relationship that we will build will allow you to understand yourself better.  


I enjoy working creatively with clients (if they so wish) at any stage in the relationship. I appreciate that it may be overwhelming in the first few sessions to speak to a stranger for a full 50 minutes and if this is the case for you, working creatively can help alleviate some of this anxiety .   



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My promise to you

I won't try to fix you or give you advice, I won't tell you what to do or pretend I have all the answers. I may however remind you that you are not broken and will support you in figuring out how to make the hard stuff easier to live with.


I will listen carefully, empathetically and without judgement. I will treat you with respect and integrity. I will tailor my therapeutic approach to support the changes you wish to make to the way you think, feel, behave and the ways you relate to others. 









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