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About Me

I firmly believe in the ability of every individual to use their own inner wisdom to enable them to live a fulfilled and satisfying life, reaching their potential. As an accomplished counsellor and a humanistic practitioner, I have a passionate interest in helping people within a respectful, meaningful therapeutic relationship in providing the support and space they need at a particular time in their lives, with whatever problems they wish to bring and to work through with me.

I am certain we have within us the capacity to "heal" ourselves and by becoming more self aware and by developing direct insight into our emotions, our behaviour, how we think, how we feel, how we respond to others and our situation provides a different perspective into who we are, what we want to achieve, and how we want to be.

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

I am a Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I am subject to the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists professional conduct procedure and a copy of the framework is available on request. I am ethically obliged (regardless of how well qualified or experienced a therapist) to be in clinical supervision, discussing my therapeutic work with a senior practitioner without identifying the client. My main concern is to provide a safe and confidential setting in which clients can trust and feel certain that their identity and issues that arise remain anonymous according to the terms of the Guidance of Ethical Principals and Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My training, qualifications and experience incorporates a number of therapeutic models:-

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Accredited by the BACP
Gestalt Counselling
Diploma in (professional Studies) Counselling
Motivational Interviewing
Certificate in Counselling
Solution Focussed Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Working with addictions including alcohol and substance misuse
Integrative Counselling
Working Creatively
Transactional Analysis
Working with Sand tray

Areas of counselling I deal with include:-

Anger Management
Low self esteem
Low self confidence
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Work Related Issues
Panic attacks, fears, phobias
Living with disabilities/illness
Sexual Abuse
Alcohol problems
Domestic Violence
Substance Misuse

I strongly believe in continual professional development remaining open, up to date and learning new ideas within my practice by attending ongoing training workshops/courses throughout the year.