Hello

Thank you for taking the time to read more about me and my work. I strongly believe that a good therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor makes all the difference to the work that can be achieved within therapy. It can take time to find the right therapist and asking questions during the research stage can help – please get in contact if you would like more information.

Counselling Ethos

The first statement on the home page is the AA Milne quotation “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” There are times when we don’t think this, when it all becomes difficult, whether that is due to a specific incident or event or a general feeling and that’s when counselling can be a huge help.

When we have a physical injury we tend to give ourselves time to recover and heal, making adaptions and often seeking help from medical professionals. I see counselling as providing the same for our mental health. We might not need long term support, but for some of us, we might prefer to see a therapist regularly. It’s all about what is right for the emotional health and wellbeing of the individual.

Working ethically and safely underpins my therapeutic work. By working within the BACP framework, attending regular clinical supervision and valuing ongoing CPD, I am committed to providing safe and confidential psychotherapeutic counselling.

Career and Qualifications

Having been a secondary teacher for 12 years, I started the transition into working in mental health in 2015. Training and working as an integrative counsellor and a wellbeing coach has been the best decision – I love what I do.

Qualifications

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. (Completes 2020)

PG Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2019)

PGCE Secondary English (2004)

BA (hons) English (2002)

Professional achievements

SHOUT crisis worker (April 2019 – present)

CRUSE bereavement counsellor (2018 – present)

Wellbeing Coach (2017-present)

Creating and Facilitating therapeutic writing workshops (various locations across the Midlands) (2015-2017.)

Professional memberships – certificates and verification available, please just ask.

BACP Member

DBS checked

Public and professional liability insurance (Holistic Insurance Services.)