How I work
I enjoy my work as a counsellor and am passionate about the benefits of counselling. It is both a responsibility and a privilege to be an active part of my client’s exploration and new understanding.
My training is integrative, which is based on building the relationship between the client and counsellor. More than any other factor, it is the actual relationship between the therapist and the client that establishes the value of the therapy.
I aim to support you, so that the you can freely explore your whole life experience, rather than one area. Particular attention is paid to combining the past, present and future, instead of concentrating on one specific area, problem or issue.
I am fundamentally a Humanistic counsellor. I integrate Psychodynamic, Jungian Theory, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This enables me to integrate the appropriate therapeutic interventions to suit your unique needs.
I have experience working in private practice, and also work within a Qualified Provider counselling service, offering NHS counselling. Additionally, I am a counsellor working within an Employee Assistance programmes (EAP’s). I also have extensive experience of working with young people; having worked in a specialist young people’s counselling service.
University of Hull:
BA (Hons) Counselling (CBT & Research)
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Foundation Award in Counselling
Certificate in Coaching
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 Certificate in Counselling
I am registered with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I am bound by its codes of Ethics and Practice.
I also receive monthly professional supervision from a Senior Accredited BACP registered supervisor.