I hold a Foundation Degree in Counselling, rewarding me with professional membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am therefore bound by the BACP Ethical Framework which is deeply attuned to my own value system of integrity, justice, fairness and compassion which I endeavour to offer both within the counselling room and personal life.
In my practice I work with children, young people and others, supporting their respective needs for change. I co-facilitate therapy support group work for individuals experiencing anxiety and depression.
For the last fifteen years I have been a listening volunteer for the Samaritans, supporting those experiencing suicidal thoughts and often deep despair.
I am professionally trained to work in my practice using an integrative relational model which is a blend of many disciplines including humanistic and psychodynamic modalities.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
I am experienced in working with adults and young people in one-to-one short term/time limited and longer-term therapy, both In-Person and Online phone/video conference counselling. In addition to my private practice, I work for a local charity organisation as a therapeutic counsellor.
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY QUALIFICATIONS
Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling – Level 5 (Clarkson Relational 5 Model)
University of Greenwich
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Certificate – Mental Health First Aid
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY CPD
MindEd Training for Counselling Young People
Supporting Young People with Eating Disorders
Anxiety with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Self-Harm & Risky Behaviour
Time Limited Counselling
Safeguarding Training – Young People
The Sexuality, Gender and Transgender Training
Talking with young people about sex and relationships
Open University Online Counselling Training
Samaritans, listening volunteer
Post Graduate Diploma Business Studies
University of Surrey
Master’s degree, (MSc.) Solid State Physics
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University of Brighton
Well, at the very heart of this practice is the counselling or therapeutic relationship, offering clients opportunity over time to perhaps reveal more of their real selves, unhidden, authentic. This way of being is often denied to us in many real-world relationships, where the normal is to hide our core centre but permit others to interact solely with the outer most fringes of our real selves.
I endeavour to nurture this trust between us, by offering confidentiality as a core ethical principle, receiving information that you chose to share with me, with the highest respect and regard. I strive to be empathic to your feelings, not be judgemental but interested and curious in supporting deep exploration of those feelings.
I will strive to be my authentic self in your company, no hidden agenda of my own and be non-directive in my approach where your autonomy is recognised and encouraged. I am present with you, supporting you to re-connect to that innermost voice allowing you to untwine in a meaningful way to you, what may otherwise seem like an intractable ball of tangled emotions
By offering these conditions in the therapy session, it is possible to develop a different but more positive and personally meaningful experience of being, revealing more of our innermost core.
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