I am an Integrative Counsellor and Coach, and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold a Bsc in Psychology and Criminology, Level 2-3 in Counselling Skills and Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching. I am currently completing a Msc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching, a continuation of my previous training focusing on a specific research area. I work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Code of Ethics and Practice.
I have experience in both chairs, therefore I know how powerful therapeutic support can be. People seek support for various reasons, and whatever that may be, it sets a new attitude in people’s lives; increased self-awareness and focus on reflective thinking. This helps us to consciously continue our journey to self-actualisation. Time to become the best version of ourselves!
My approach differs slightly from your average “therapist”. I work using a framework called the Personal Consultancy Model. This framework allows me to work on both your internal and external world, looking at the foundations and working towards “building a new house”.
I have extensive experience within the Mental Health field. I have worked in several settings, including; Education, the Criminal Justice System (National Probation Service, Magistrates Courts, Police Stations), Victim support, Community Rehabilitation and Outreach work. As a result of my own journey and having worked for private companies and charities, I am passionate about working with professionals in the work environment. I work in an integrative way, meaning that I draw attitudes, skills and interventions from different approaches. I have a keen interest in Trauma, Relationships and Philosophy. I feel strongly about supporting people find connections and meaning in their lives; in their physical, spiritual, psychological and social dimension. We all experience things differently; and for some of us certain events can be life altering, however it can also be an opportunity for awakening, and (re)discovering ourselves.
I am passionate about working in the present moment, and helping my clients to connect with their bodies. I use mindfulness and gestalt therapy as a basis of my work to re-establish connection and presence and Psychodynamic approaches to explore our foundations and connections. I am very passionate about learning and improving myself and look at my professional and personal development as an on-going journey. We are complex entities and I aim to develop a new therapy for each of my clients.