I am a qualified and professionally Registered Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I offer counselling in a safe, secure and confidential environment.
I work in a relational way; I am committed to working with you honestly, with respect and empathy, and from a non-judgemental place. I use my skills to fully engage with you, to support and sometimes to challenge you gently, so that greater awareness is brought to the issues that impact upon you. In therapy we can explore together what is happening for you in your environment, how your needs are addressed, and what choices you can make when you access the support that you need. I offer short term and long term therapy with individuals, and work with a wide range of issues.
I have more than 25 years experience of working therapeutically with individuals and groups in clinical, educational and community learning environments. I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS, in schools, in community counselling services and in a university counselling service. I teach on a UKCP accredited postgraduate psychotherapy and counselling course at a university in the Midlands.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, and an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, this is accredited by the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (GPTI) and United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP). I have further postgraduate academic and professional qualifications that support my therapeutic practice.
Qualifications: PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy, MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing, MEd Therapeutic Recreation, PhD Gender and Physicality, GPTI Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Professional Affiliations: Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute (GPTI) & United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) Trainee Member