I have experience in supporting individuals troubled by many different issues.
Mainly working with bereavement since qualifying over the last 11 years, I have come to really understand that loss is a fundamental part of our life.
Facing the loss of a lifestyle, our home, a relationship, an ideal, a faith, friends, a belief, self confidence, self esteem, regular sleep, appetite, our sense of identity, a physical or mental ability ……….. the “loss list” goes on. And none of us are immune.
And these issues can be accompanied with distress, anxiety and depression.
I really understand and appreciate how the stresses and strains of difficult events and relationships impact upon our lives.
I see how debilitating anticipating, living through and recovering from difficult times can be – for all concerned.
I recognise that these impacts can continue to have an effect on us years after the event has occurred or the relationship has ended.
I do so strongly believe the best support we can get is from ourselves. However I also believe that many of us benefit from devoting time to establishing and developing this skill.
I have regular supervision and am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
Training & qualifications
BSc (Hons) Psychology
CPCAB Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Counselling Studies (2008/9)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2011)
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2013)
Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care (2010)
Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (2017)
Certificate in Trauma Training (2018)
** Anxiety UK
As an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist I provide therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries.
I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here – www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk
Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .
Therapeutic Counsellor & Psychotherapist