My approach acknowledges the importance of creating a respectful, empathic and trusting relationship with clients. Research has shown that this kind of therapeutic relationship creates the possibility for a person to come to terms with the issues they are facing and move forward in meaningful and positive ways.
I use an integrative counselling model. This means I draw from a variety of approaches that allows me to tailor counselling to each person’s unique needs.
My approach is informed by models of human development. We grow and learn throughout our lives, but there can be particular challenges at key stages in life. I have worked in primary and secondary schools and delivered NHS services to children and teenagers, but I now prefer to focus on working with parents who are struggling to know how to help their children. More…
I also draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural models as well as Transactional Analysis and models that acknowledge the influence of relational interactions. To read more on types of therapy click here
I also have specific training to help people explore how their spirituality or faith or meaning of life is impacted when facing difficulties. For some this is a key part of their journey for others it is not. As with all issues brought to counselling I follow the lead of the client, providing a non-directional, safe environment for exploring this kind of issue. See more about this in Spirituality, faith and identity
I also have many years of experience working as professional in a pressured working environment and dealing with the personal challenges this can bring.
I have an honours degree in counselling from the University of Roehampton and am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), working at all times within their ethical framework.
- BA (hons) Counselling
- MBACP (Accred) (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling, International Society of Professional Counsellors
- Certificate in Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision, which ensures the quality of my work is maintained.
I am also a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors ACC