I qualified in 2009 with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Chrysalis Courses. I then completed a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) at Canterbury College. I have worked within the IAPT services for seven years— (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies). Psychological therapies- provided through the NHS.
As a practicing counsellor I have regular Supervision and undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD). Which means continually keeping up to date with current research and therapeutic changes.
Counselling can seem like taking a step in to the dark – but there is light that shines within us all – Like the sun behind clouds waiting to show itself. Investing your energy and time into your counselling experience can be a positive step; bringing about positive change.
Finding the right counsellor or therapy intervention is important. Therefore as an Integrative Counsellor, I blend together different therapeutic models depending on the individual’s – or couple’s – needs, issues or where they are in their therapy journey.
My aim is to help clients to communicate more efficiently, to improve understanding of the issues that are affecting lives, or within relationships, and to facilitate change. Therefore looking towards a more positive future.
This is achieved through working collaboratively within a non-judgmental, empathic, good therapeutic relationship, which appreciates and completely respects the individual’s or couple’s right to confidentiality.
I work with young people, adults and couples – initially agreeing to 6-12 sessions. And of course longer term counselling can be reviewed as sessions progress.
See my Issues and Symptoms page for more information about how I can help.