A bit about me
I have always been fascinated by people's behaviours and what makes them do what they do. I have learnt that people's behaviours, thoughts and beliefs come from their personal experience of the world, which in turn impacts on their feelings and emotions. I understand that we all feel emotions that are fuelled by our thoughts and create the reality we live in.
I love seeing the positive impact that my work has on my client's mental well-being. I have been on my own journey with my mental health and as a result have been through the counselling process which I believe has helped me move forward into a more mindful life, hence my decision to move over from the corporate world into a counselling profession. Developing levels of self-awareness about my own personal journey and the things that have helped me overcome my own obstacles, allow me to relate to my clients in ways that have felt authentic.
I aim to offer a safe, supportive environment in which to develop a trusting relationship. One in which you will be heard with respect and without judgement.
I began my counselling career as a purist Person Centred counsellor, but quickly learnt that one approach of counselling does not fit all, so decided to re-train as an integrative counsellor.
: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
: Higher Level Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
: Certificate in Relationship Counselling
: Specialist Diploma in CBT
: Master Practitioner Emotional Freedom Technique
: Rewind Technique
I have additional training in:
: Working with Autism
: Working with severe trauma
I have experience in the following areas:
: Bereavement and loss
: Dissatisfaction at work
: Cultural differences
: Self harm and suicide
: Eating disorders
: Communication problems
: Family and relationship issues
: Divorce and separation
: Confidence and self esteem
: Work related problems
: Common mental health problems
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), which sets the standards for counsellors in the UK, and I follow their Ethical Framework.
As well as running my private practice, I offer counselling services to schools, where I work with children aged from 5 to 18. I also offer counselling to clients through Black Country Woman's Aid and Anxiety UK.