My counselling and psychotherapy training took an integrative approach, which means that I’ll draw on a range of skills and theories to tailor our work together based on what you need.
I also describe my practice as being holistic, because I believe that people deserve good health in all aspects of their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual lives.
The first goal for me is making sure you feel supported and secure when we’re working together. Once that’s in place, we can start to explore the reasons why you’re looking for help and I’ll help you by listening to anything you want to tell me and receiving you with acceptance, care and respect. There’ll be no judgement from me and I won’t tell you what to do because you’re the best person to decide what you should do. What I can do is help you explore your options.
You’ll be in charge at every stage of our work together, even if that means occasionally asking me for some guidance and leadership, and I hope that when the time comes for us to finish working together it’ll be because you’re feeling confident to face the world, with a clear picture of who you are and liking what you see.
Before training as a counsellor I was a registered adult nurse and a university lecturer. Recently I’ve continued to work with students who have disabilities and mental health problems, supporting them to make the most of their time at university and I work with two schools, providing counselling support for the children and young people who study there.
I’m able to work with people who are living with long term health conditions, terminal illness as well as a range of psychological difficulties and mental health problems.
Areas of Specialism:
Anxiety, Children & Young People, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Identity, Mental Health, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Stress.