Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Member of the BACP
I offer a safe and confidential space for individuals who may want to talk through any difficulties or issues that they are facing. I work collaboratively and strongly believe that working together can bring about the changes and room for reflection that is often missing in day-to-day life. It is important for clients to have control over their own narrative and be heard without judgement or shame. Therapeutic change and healing take place in a warm and trusting relationship and this is the environment that I have provided here at the Lodge House.
I am trained in integrative psychotherapy with a person-centred core, and this is vital to ensure that all clients are at the centre of the work that takes place. I have worked with a variety of issues and have a solid understanding and working knowledge of trauma and recovery.
Additionally, over the last year I have worked with nonbinary and trans young people and gained an understanding of issues relating to gender, identity, body dysmorphia and the impact of discrimination. I have also worked with a number of young people and adults who are neurodivergent and can offer an inclusive environment.
Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I have worked extensively with young people and have twenty years’ experience in youth work, education, and charity settings. I can work with adults and young people over the age of 16 years.
I believe it is important to get the ‘right fit’ for counselling, so an initial session gives us the opportunity to explore if I this feels right for us both. It will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you have and agree how many sessions you might want.
How I deliver therapy
I do long term and short-term face-to-face sessions.