About our counsellors
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with 11 years experience, this means I create an individual, personalised approach that is specific to the person and their issues.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy i abide by their ethical framework.
I work with both male or female clients and and also with young people from the age of 12 and above.
I have worked in private practice, mental health settings and the voluntary sector.
I consider myself to be a warm, open and relatable individual, but most importantly a down to earth person who gives complete transparency. I enjoy working with clients from all walks of life and come from a multicultural background, because of this alot of my clients find me easier to connect to, and can relate easier with me using my understanding of cultural differences.
Counselling changed my own life and made me who i am today, this in turn is what inspired me to want to become a Counsellor, I remember how vulnerable I first felt sharing my feelings and emotions. I never take the trust placed in me as a Counsellor lightly and am still humbled by this trust.
I have helped many clients with a diverse range of issues, including;
Relationship issues, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Self-harming, Anger management, Eating disorders, Work-related issues, Stress, Bullying , Illness, Mental Health, Social anxiety, Trauma, Sexual violence, Domestic violence, Personality disorder, OCD, phobias etc.
I specialise in working with men, women and young people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, domestic violence and bullying. I have previously volunteered for CARA (Centre For Action on Rape & Abuse) and will be returning there in december 2016 as a sessional counsellor. I have also volunteered at AMPERSAND (male survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence) I am passionate about empowering these client groups and help them process the impact this can have throughout their life.
I have also worked at The Haven Project - a mental health organisation for people diagnosed with personality disorders, i take this experience and training into my counselling work, i help these clients understand what their diagnosis means and help them gain the emotional resillience to engage in all areas of life.