With a wide and varied background of working with clients of all ages, I am an experienced Counsellor who appreciates the importance of an adaptable approach to best help a client's very individual circumstances.
I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I can offer a combined approach to psychotherapy introducing a variety of different tools and techniques which ensures that your treatment is tailor made to your requirements. As an Integrative therapist, I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I will introduce the approaches that I bring under the section 'What to expect'
My experience is varied and alongside my own practice, I have worked extensively as a counsellor within several community facilities and for the last 3 years, have worked within an Education Support Centre, supporting parents and children of all ages who for one reason or another, are not able to attend mainstream education. I currently work in several schools and have experience in supporting children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder as well as children with mild to moderate learning difficulties.
I have previously worked on a voluntary basis providing non-counselling support on cancer wards at Mount Vernon Hospital and The Peace Hospice in Watford.
I have delivered anxiety workshops to young people
I appreciate that therapy is constantly evolving with ongoing research and because of this, I regularly attend training in the form of courses and seminars in order to keep my professional development up to date with the latest findings.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance
My private practice specialises in providing support to adults, young people and trainee counsellors
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and my work is guided by its ethical framework for good practice.
Postgraduate advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic counselling
BACP certificate of proficiency
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
Working with Autism
Understanding autism (open University)
Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Sand Tray therapy 1&2
Working creatively with bereavement
Working creatively with anxiety
Working with our inner child