All counsellors have their own counselling as part of their training and I found working creatively ‘unlocked’ so much for me. I have a passion for being able to incorporate creativity in therapy.
I am a professionally trained integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), working within their ethical framework.
I aim to be sensitive to the cultural and ethnic origins of individuals and to people’s religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
I offer counselling to individuals from all backgrounds aged 16+.
I worked for the NHS for over 7 years, most recently within a rehabilitation team for patients recovering from a stroke. Being with patients and their families, at this challenging time in their lives, was a privilege. I recognised that I valued being able to sit with people through life-changing events and how much being listened to helped them.
I spent 4 years training as a counsellor at the same time and I love being able to explore, together, a way forward and to help others find a new sense of self and direction. Once established this can start to help you feel less stuck, less trapped by the past or fearful and worried for the future.
Diploma in the therapeutic and educational application of the arts (in progress until July 2020)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling
CPCAB Level 3 certificate in counselling skills
CPCAB level 2 certificate in counselling skills
CPCAB introduction to counselling skills
I work as a counsellor in private practice.
During my training, I have worked with survivors of rape and sexual violence at the charity Trust House in Reading. I have worked with them for over 3 years and continue to provide counselling sessions there and at the SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) in Slough.
Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach
Shame in trauma
Suicide and self-harm
Phase orientated trauma model