I feel very passionately about working as a counsellor to help people develop their self awareness, reduce their suffering and make positive change in their life. From my own experience of receiving counselling, I found it to have a highly positive transformational effect on my life.
I believe that we all have within us the ability to cope and respond to any challenge or difficulty we face. If we feel like we have lost this, counselling can help us to reconnect with this part of ourselves.
I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds who have brought a range of issues they have sought to address. These include anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger management, loss and bereavement, traumatic experiences, work issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems and family issues.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in an NHS GP's surgery and have also worked in the charity sector for almost a decade with charities such as SANDS, Livability and VSO.
I am trained as a Gestalt therapist and also use elements of Mindfulness, CBT, Jungian and Transactional Analysis in my therapeutic approach.
I work in a holistic manner to help clients become more aware of their own body, mind and soul, helping them to developing their self awareness and understanding of themselves and their life situation. Through this process clients can develop their own capacity and perspectives, helping them to respond to situations in their life in way that allows them to fulfill their potential.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor who is a member of the BACP and subscribes to the BACP codes of ethics and standards. Information on these can be found on their website.
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling – The Gestalt Centre
Certificate in Counselling Skills - The Gestalt Centre
Bereavement Care Training for Pregnancy, Loss and the Death of a Baby - SANDS
Understanding loss, grief and bereavement - Child Bereavement UK
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks - MindBody Breakthrough
How to Manage and Run a Support Group - The Loss Foundation
Models of Grief - The Loss Foundation
Working with Traumtic Memories in Grief - The Loss Foundation