About Me

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I am a qualified, experienced counsellor (Registered Member MBACP Accred; Prof. Dip. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy) working with individuals and couples. My pronouns are she/her. I see the therapeutic relationship as being at the heart of our work together. Whatever brings you to counselling I will aim to help you feel heard, valued and understood. I can help you identify the challenges you are experiencing and support you to discover ways to cope or to create change.

I see my role as empowering you to heal, to rediscover your strengths and to increase your ability to trust yourself.

I enjoy my counselling work immensely and find it a privilege to help support the people I work with towards growth and self-learning. I work face-to-face, online and also offer phone-based counselling.

My Experience:

I offer counselling privately and have previously worked within several charities (including 8 years with a national bereavement charity). I have a strong background in bereavement and loss work including sudden and traumatic death, suicide, pregnancy loss, infant loss and stillbirth. I have undertaken specialist training for working online and via phone.

My specialisms include:

  • bereavement & loss of all kinds
  • identity issues, self empowerment and resilience
  • relationship difficulties including conflict & issues related to infidelity
  • issues related to sexuality & gender
  • cross cultural issues
  • anxiety & panic attacks
  • low confidence & self-esteem
  • depression
  • respect for difference and diversity
  • work based issues
  • coping with life changes and transitions

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Accredited Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • National Counselling Society Accredited Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling – Accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Online Counselling Skills and Training – OCST4 Online Counselling (Audio and Webcam)
  • Online Therapy Institute – Moving Your Therapy Online Training
  • Accredited Trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Accredited Pregnancy and Infant Loss Counselling Professional (Foundation for Infant Loss Training)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Foundation & Face-to-Face Working Training
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Supervision Training
  • Pathways Family Support Centre – Counsellor (Domestic Abuse)

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