I am an integrative counsellor who is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My professional background has roots in the NHS as a psychological wellbeing practitioner and the charity sector and private sector as a counsellor.
I believe that human beings and human relationships (with ourselves and others) can at times be difficult and complex. I aim to provide a space for people where we can work together to try to understand these complexities of life and help with overall coping.
Being an integrative counsellor means is I am trained to draw upon different psychological modalities and tailor them to the individual, based on their needs and goals for therapy. I use both psychodynamic theory which looks to understand patterns in life and the influence of past relationships and histories in the present and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can teach you the link between how you think, what you are doing/not doing and the impact on mood. Practical strategies and skills are taught, learnt and practised facilitating and maintaining change.
Ultimately, I am passionate about psychology, helping people understand themselves and working towards achieving change in their lives. I recognise people are diverse and I work with a wide range of people from all sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, cultural positions.
I can work with people on a short or long-term basis. My experience has allowed me to work with a variety of common presentations such as relationship issues, depression/low mood, anxiety/worry, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, low self-esteem, bereavement/loss, addiction, rape, career issues, identity loss, problem sleep, and personality disorder.