I offer respectful warmth for the growth and well being of children, young people and adults. My approach is non-directional, so it's not about me telling someone what to do; rather it's about finding out together what's right for my client as a unique individual.
My experience in secondary schools working with children and young people, firstly as a special needs TA, then Schools Counsellor has given me an understanding of how challenging life can be for our children. Often parents/carers find themselves feeling helpless as they see their child experience anxiety, low self esteem, self harm, isolation, suicidal ideation...
I have been a practicing counsellor for children, young people and adults in schools, agency settings and in private practice for over 5 years. My specialist qualification is in children and young people and I am an accredited member of the BACP demonstrating a higher standard of competence and experience as an ethical and independent practitioner.
I also offer adult counselling as an outreach counsellor for Essex County Council for approaching three years.
Counselling practice including creative and play therapy for children and young people
Skills for counselling for children and young people.
Theory for counselling for children and young people.
Understanding psychosocial development in children and young people.
Historical perspectives in children and young people.
Contemporary perspectives in children and young people.
Understanding psychopathology in children, young people and adults.
I am an accredited registered member (registration number 339116) of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. They are an ethical body in place to protect my clients and myself. More details can be found on www.bacp.co.uk
I’m a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, registered with BACP. My orientation is integrative, which means that I use CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred approaches in my work.
I specialise in couple counselling, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loneliness, divorce, affairs, anger issues, grief and bereavement, obsessive behaviours, attachment disorders.
I offer you time and a safe space where I will listen without judgement to what ever it is that has brought you to counselling.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I am able to adapt my way of working to ensure that you have the supportive space you need to explore what you're finding difficult and why that might be the case. For example, do you prefer gentle questions or is being challenged more your thing? Either way, "you're in the driving seat" as we work together to address your needs.
Having worked as part of a local NHS Hospital Based Counselling Service since 2017, I've had the privilege of working with lots of different people and issues when either patients or family members have been impacted by life altering or life limiting illnesses. I have also been involved in setting up and facilitating an Anxiety Management Group in this setting.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am passionate about working both professionally and ethically and within this organisation's published Ethical Framework. All of my certificates, membership information and the Ethical Framework referred to above are available to view during our sessions.
I have also been a volunteer for the Stroke Association, since 2016.
Prior to training as a Counsellor, I spent 14 years working in the Professional Services industry in Central London, first as an International Human Resources Consultant then as a Manager so understand the impact that stress (work related and other), anxiety and other mental health issues can have in the workplace.
· MHFA England Mental Health First Aider; MHFA England
· CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; The Counsel House, Wickford
· CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies; The Counsel House, Wickford
· CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills; The Counsel House, Wickford
· AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts; The Counsel House, Wickford
· BSc (ECONOMICS) Accounting & Finance; The London School of Economics and Political Science, London
I am a registered member (register number 376960) of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. They are an ethical body in place to protect my clients and myself.