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”. Sometimes people come away from therapy feeling like they have no idea what to do with their increased awareness, whilst those who undertake coaching work feel that their worries and psychological issues were not taken into consideration. Personal Consultancy was developed so that the gaps can be filled in this respect. An opportunity to become the best version of ourselves, inside and outside! An opportunity to take our awareness into practice, and make some tangible changes.
I have extensive experience within the Mental Health field. I have worked in several settings, both public and private sector (large and smaller organisations) including working in education, the National Probation Service, Victim support, Community Rehabilitation and Outreach work. I also worked for private companies, which fuelled my passion to support 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, as I have spent several years working with individuals who experienced Complex Traumas in their lives. 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.
As every practitioner, I have my interest areas of Counselling and coaching (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Existential, Transpersonal and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches) however I am very passionate about learning and improving myself and look at my professional and personal development as an on-going journey. This allows me to continue learning with my clients and develop a new therapy for each client, as we are too complex for one approach to be suitable for all.