Coming to counselling with me, I offer a time and opportunity for you to explore your concerns in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting –a time for you.
Over the last couple of decades, I have gained experience and training to enable me to work with children, young people and adults. As we grow and evolve in our lives, we can come across challenges that may make us feel that we can’t move forward anymore, or make us feel isolated and alone, scared and unsafe or anxious and confused.
I have seen and experienced the transformational process and effects of working therapeutically.
Through my own person journey of self-reflection and awareness I have experienced many of the feelings that you yourself are feeling, even as you read this text you might be experiencing feelings of fear of what counselling will be like, fear of being vulnerable and of letting go, of change. I speak from personal experience of know what that can feel like and can empathise with you and where you are at.
I have a creative background and bring some of these skills into counselling sessions. As an invitation and knowing that sometimes having and using a different medium to communicate in can enable the therapeutic process to engage the brain and emotions differently than just the spoken word.
The majority of my work is privately, however, I have experience of working within different settings and organizations. I have worked within the educational setting from Primary School to University level, with addiction issues, mental health issues and learning disabilities.
Working with young people I have acquired a good understanding of the complexities and challenges that young people have to deal with. This work has led me to explore and engage in the development of a mentoring provision for young people, offering an opportunity for them to explore issues such as, self-confidence, self-image, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol and how to develop a sense of self-respect.
I value the therapeutic process and relationship and believe that having someone to speak with and to be deeply heard, can have a profound, transformative and restorative impact on our lives.
Being a trained and qualified counsellor, I adhere to the Ethical Framework and Code of Good Practice of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk ) of which I am a Registered Member. I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.