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About Me

I am a calm, warm and approachable person, who values and respects every person as an individual. I aim to provide a safe, trusting and empathic space, free of judgement.

Counselling can look different for everyone and can bring up a multitude of emotions – some more challenging or unexpected than others. I will be there with you to help you navigate this important but potentially challenging process. I will support you to develop a stronger sense of self and a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. 

Training and Experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I trained at the Iron Mill College in Exeter, and hold both an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) and a Post-Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders.

I qualified as a counsellor in 2021 and have been running my private practice since early 2022. I have over ten years' experience working with children and adults in a variety of roles, including tutoring, SEND support and mentoring as well as counselling. Currently, I provide counselling for adults (18 and above). I work with a range of problems and experiences including, but not limited to, eating difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem and low confidence, family and relationship issues and neurodiversity. In addition to my private practice, I work as a Wellbeing Consultant in higher education.

I have a particular interest in eating difficulties and working with people who have been affected by eating disorders. In addition to my counselling work, I have been involved in raising awareness and funds for charities and have run workshops in educational settings.

I am committed to ongoing learning, and regularly take part in CPD to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. 

 

My Counselling Approach 

 

As an integrative counsellor, I draw from different theories and disciplines, combining these to create a holistic approach that can support a wide range of needs and experiences. I have a primarily non-directive, person-centred approach, while integrating aspects of transactional analysis and creative exercises, for example, use of photographs, objects and drawing. I may integrate solution-focused tools such as timelines and mind maps. Use of practical or creative exercises will be decided collaboratively, based on your individual needs and preferences. 

 

My approach values the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client – I believe this is at the heart of the counselling process. I will endeavour to step inside your shoes and to see the world from your perspective. As a client-led therapist, I aim to work at a pace that suits you. I aim not to provide advice or answers, but to work with and alongside you, on your personal journey of healing and self-discovery.  

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