My passion in life is people, from a very early age I was interested in understanding what made people tick. It is this passion that has propelled me into making a making a career out of helping people.
I pride myself, and my ability to put people at ease and am often told that people find me easy to talk to. This helps with building an effective counselling relationship, as sometimes people fear taking that first step when coming to counselling. I firmly believe giving yourself the opportunity and time to work through any issues is the best investment a person can make in themselves.
My qualified approach is Person Centered Counselling. This style of counselling believes in the ability and qualities of an individual to determine what it is that will make them feel better. My role is to facilitate a person’s journey. Providing them with a safe place to explore and understand their feelings. This is done without judgement or recriminations and dedication to helping a person gain clarity on past experiences. As a result, understanding how past experiences may be affecting how a person feels in the present, can help to impact on their future in a positive way.
I have a special interest for working with couples and helping couples to have a fulfilling relationship. This can involve finding ways to overcome unexpected issues. Sadly couples often leave asking for help until it is too late. However, I believe with patience, a willingness to learn and to look at your own behaviours a failing relationship can become a happy one again.
I have worked with people who have variety of issues including:
- anxiety and panic
- bereavement and grief
- childhood trauma
- depression and low mood
- difficulty relating to others
- emotional impact of physical health condition
- family disputes
- lack of direction
- lack of feelings
- low self-esteem
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- performance anxiety
- relationship challenges and breakdown
- sex and intimacy
- social anxiety
- stress and burnout
- workplace conflict
I hold a foundation degree with distinction in counselling.
Certificate in Couple Counselling.
Courses I have undertaken include:
Relates Relational Training
Introduction to Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide
Introduction to Coaching
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Introduction to gestalt
Working with differences and diversity
Hidden harm training
Helping children tell their stories
Children’s emotional wellbeing
Safeguarding children and adults
Working with metaphors
Attachment theory and self-awareness in the counsellor
Introducing creative media into your therapeutic practice