“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly” – Carl Rogers
Counselling and psychotherapy is my second career after initially training as an actor. I have found many skills from my former career in the arts that I have been able to transfer to my counselling work such as:
– stepping into another’s world;
– thinking creatively when working with a client’s issues;
– working with metaphors and imagery to reframe a perspective;
– artwork to help unblock a client who may feel using only words to communicate their feelings and emotions.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as diplomas in Addiction Counselling, Postnatal Depression and Motivational Interviewing.
As part of my continued professional development I have undertaken further training in the following fields:
Generalised anxiety disorder and panic, complex/complicated grief, birth trauma, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, subsequent pregnancy after loss, domestic abuse, suicide intervention, anxiety disorders, expressive media and ecotherapy. I am always striving to gain more education and knowledge about mental health issues as there is always something new to learn.
I have been running my private practice for over a year, supporting clients with a range of concerns and issues. I work both in-person and virtually via video-call and telephone.
I am also currently working with Cradle, a pregnancy loss charity, supporting bereaved mothers and fathers through their loss with 121 counselling.
Prior to this, I worked with Savvy Theatre supporting their core team and members through the Covid lockdown with 121 counselling and group wellbeing sessions.
I have worked in various clinical settings including an addiction rehab centre and a perinatal mental health charity.
I can support you with:
I work with clients from all different paths. My counselling training was built on a foundation of acceptance and acknowledgement of difference and diversity. One client’s experience of anxiety may be completely different to another.
Subsequently, although I work with certain issues and challenges commonly shared with my clients, I approach each therapeutic relationship with an understanding and respect of its uniqueness and individuality.
I offer you a space free of judgement; full of understanding; based upon authenticity. No facades, no masks. A space for you to discover all of you – the light and the dark.
I offer a space for reflection, deeper understanding and, subsequently, greater acceptance of self… acceptance of all of you.
A unique relationship that holds no conditions, labels or demands from you to be anything other than your truest self.
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