MBACP (working towards accreditation), Dip HE (Counselling)
I came to counselling through my own story and a realisation of the great healing potential in the therapeutic relationship. Throughout our lives, we can be deeply wounded by relationships and experiences which can leave us struggling. The counselling relationship provides a safe place, where these concerns can be explored and where healing can occur.
During my training in integrative counselling, I have learned to draw on various counselling models and methods. I tailor the counselling process according to each client’s needs, preferences and issues.
Counselling is very much a collaborative venture between client and counsellor, and so I will always try and help my clients to discover their own ways and answers. If the client is open to this, we can use various creative approaches and techniques to either get to the bottom of an issue or to discover how to tackle it. Through the creative, it is possible to access emotions and memories that may otherwise stay buried, bringing more clarity and understanding into the situation.
I have an interest in working with anxiety, depression, feelings of loss, guilt and shame that often stem from childhood.
In 2016 I qualified at Waverley Abbey College with a Diploma in Higher Education (Counselling) on a course that is accredited with Roehampton University. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am working towards accreditation with them.