My counselling training
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor, which means that I have trained in different counselling approaches. I have achieved a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and then enhanced my skills by attaining a Diploma in Cognitive Therapeutic Skills and Theory.
Being a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) means that as well as abiding to their code of ethics, I have a high level of training and supervised experience.
The BACP also provides ongoing training.
This, combined with my broad life and work experience, and a diverse client base puts me in a good position to understand your situation.
As well as private practice, I have provided individual therapy as a Volunteer Counsellor with the mental health charity Mind. I saw a range of clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, anger, PTSD, low self- esteem and life issues such as relationships. I have also worked as a Bereavement Support Volunteer at St Christopher's hospice, where I gained considerable experience.
I want to ensure you feel confident enough to get in touch with me to share your experience and explore your feelings in an emphatic and non-judgemental space.
I will encourage you to develop insight and understanding of your situation, while supporting you to gain control over your life.
I work with my clients depending on their personal needs. I apply humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic skills and theory or Motivational Interviewing during the counselling process. If appropriate, I can work within any of these therapies.
The key to a successful outcome is to build up the therapeutic relationship together.
Our sessions are short or long term, at a pace that you feel comfortable with.
Having experienced being a client in therapy myself, I know how rewarding and sometimes challenging counselling can be. Coming out the other side with a new sense of identity and focus can be incredibly empowering.
Safeguarding for Adults and Vulnerable People Training.
Is there a role for bereavement in counselling training?
Working with Anger.
BACP CPD certificate for practical counselling strategies and interventions in addiction work.
BACP CPD Certificate for the emotional legacy of childhood abuse and the enduring impacts for survivors of abuse.
BACP CPD Certificate for person-centred and cognitive explanations of addiction.
BACP CPD Certificate for Who Am I Now? Bereavement as a break in the 'continuity of being'.
BACP CPD Certificate for impact of anxious attachment.