About Me

I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years in schools, colleges and a residential setting. Wanting to help people has always been part of my working life. After having had my own share of struggles in my early years, I know myself how effective therapy can be! So, in 2018 I knew I wanted to be equipped with more tools and to have a direct impact of the lives of the people that I work with and began counselling training.

I am passionate about inclusion and the rights of all people no matter their circumstances. I am approachable and here to listen to what is going on for you from your own perspective. You are the expert in you! One of my strengths is being able to build relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds. I think that being real is of key importance in this. I do not pretend to be something that I am not.

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This means that I work with a variety of different therapeutic techniques which can be adapted to suit your needs. Therapeutic styles include; Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, Positive Psychology, Poly Vagal Theory and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Qualifications and Continued Professional Development

BSC (Hons) Pscychology

MSC Psychological Research Methods

Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS)

Drawing and Talking Therapy Practitioner

Level 3 Safeguarding and Child Protection

Understanding Domestic Abuse Levels 1 and 2

Internal Family Systems - IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD

Integrating CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention for GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety and Phobias

Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critic

Understanding Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health First Aid

Working with Personality Disorders

The Online Therapy Institute - Moving your Practice Online

*Please feel free to reach out if you would like more information on my qualifications and experience

Please note that in addition to being professional registered with the NCPS and BACP and adhering to their ethical framework, I am fully insured and also hold an enhanced DBS.