An Integrative psychotherapist trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory (AT) and Person-Centred Therapy (PCT). A member of the BACP with an undergraduate degree in psychology along with an MSc (Dis) in Psychotherapy. As well as practising as a Psychotherapist, I have over fifteen years’ experience in the wellbeing industry as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, life coach and hypnotherapist, and believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to growth and healing. In particular I help people with trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse, stress-related issues, low self-esteem and more. Using complementary professional skills and experiences, clients are helped to explore and overcome issues so that they can heal, grow and experience positive change.
I’m an integrative psychotherapist trained in three modalities; person-centred, CBT and attachment theory. I work flexibly and very differently with each of my clients dependent on their needs, preferences and goals for therapy.
As someone who has experienced the transformative power of therapy in my own life (as well, unfortunately as some therapy which did the opposite of help!) I understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to begin counselling and how much trust it takes to sit in the ‘other chair’ and open up your heart. This knowledge informs the way I work and I hope to ensure my clients feel deeply heard and warmly accepted as well as fully in control of their therapeutic process.
As well as working face to face and remotely, I also offer walk and talk therapy sessions as an alternative, potentially less intense experience which also use the power of movement and a connection to nature to aid therapy.
I work with clients with a huge variety of presenting issues and have a particular interest in working with loss and bereavement of all types as well as trauma recovery.
Every person has a story which deeply matters, involving what has happened to us in our lives, what our dreams for the future are, and who we really are inside. Often, we hide any anxious, angry, shameful, or frightened parts of ourselves, as we fear they are unacceptable. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental, empathic space for your story to be heard and to explore all the parts of yourself, growing in self-understanding and accessing your inner strengths and resources. I believe each person needs to be understood and accepted, and also has within them the capacity for hope, growth and change
I am an integrative therapist, trained in person-centred therapy (PCT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), pluralistic psychotherapy and psychodynamic therapy, and with a particular interest in self-compassion.
I have experience in working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relational difficulties, bereavement, shame and infertility. I aim to work with each client as an individual, helping them to see the positive changes they hope for.
As a counsellor, I work by integrating concepts from both psychodynamic and person centred models. I explore past experiences and relationships to relate to patterns of behaviour and reactions that have come about in the present day.
I work with you, the client, at the focus of what we do, setting your own pace and working over a period of time that suits you, whether long term or short term depending upon your goals.
I step foot into your world and offer you an empathic, non–judgemental space for you to explore what’s brought you to counselling and work towards freeing you up to make more healthy relational choices going forward.
Whilst I have a specific interest in trauma work and having obtained some specialised training in the area of bereavement, I’ve also had the opportunity to work with a whole range of issues that have been problematic to people in the past and so whatever it is that you would like to explore and process, I look forward to continuing to work with a diverse range of issues in the future.
A highly personable and relatable Integrative therapist with a background of supporting clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feeling numb or disconnected from others. Has extensive experience working with people, both professionally and therapeutically, with alcohol and drugs and other addictions, and also those who are struggling to process traumatic experiences. These may have been inflicted by others through neglect and child abuse, intimate partner abuse, sexual violence, damaging relationships or other challenging experiences. I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and make changes for a better life.
I am a duel heritage trainee integrative psychotherapist currently in the final year of my MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. As part of my Independent Scholarship, I am currently undertaking research exploring common barriers that Black and other ethnic minority groups face in accessing talking therapy.
As an individual, I have a strong sense of personal, spiritual identity and cultural awareness with many of the personal values and beliefs I employ aligning with key concepts of therapeutic practice.
I have found that being self-aware and confident with who I am, enables others to also trust, explore, understand, and believe in who they are. I am passionate about working with people.
Coming from a qualified frontline Social Worker background, I also have several years’ experience working with families facing various challenges/problems during different stages of their lives.
I have extensive experience of working with separation, loss and grief in addition to knowledge relating to all types of trauma and abuse (neglect, physical, emotional, sexual abuse and domestic violence). In the past I have had a specific work focus on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), various mental health difficulties, children in care, fostering, adoption, the impact of disability, additional needs and ‘challenging behaviour’ to mention a few.
As an integrative therapist, I have found it most inspiring to facilitate clients in a safe and confidential space where they can talk openly at their own pace whilst exploring, expressing and processing their unique experiences. Key principles of my integrative approach stem from 3 key therapeutic modalities including: Person Centred (you lead and are your own expert), Cognitive Behavioural (focusing in limiting thoughts, beliefs and impact on your behaviour) and Attachment (relating to childhood experiences and the functioning of ongoing relationships).
In the meantime, from one person to another, I’s say be gentle with yourself, life can be tough and sometimes we all need a little help. Take your time, do it your way and remember all you have to do is…
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” (Martin Luther King, Jr).
I am a trainee Counsellor as I am currently completing my Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. I also have a BA Honours in Education Studies with Psychology and Counselling from Sheffield Hallam University. After graduating I worked in Education for six years before embarking on the journey to become a qualified Counsellor.
My training is based on an integrative approach which is a combination of Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) with Attachment Theory (AT) and Person-centred Approach (PCA). This enables me to work with clients in a multi-faceted manner and means I am able to support clients in a wide range of areas some of which have included; anxiety, depression, stress management, domestic abuse, trauma and many others.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by their code of ethics in my practice. I also work closely with my clinical supervisor to support my clients to the best of my ability.
I’ve been working in a therapeutic career since 2009, beginning my journey in the Prison service working with prisoners in rehabilitation. It was this work and experience that helped me make the decision to retrain as a Psychotherapist.
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment theory and person centred therapy. Using these theories allows me to work with my clients with flexibility, understanding and warmth. It’s important to create a safe environment for my clients to explore their concerns and emotions and to help them feel safe to make changes. I aim for informal, warm, and comfortable setting.
I have previous experience working with:
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Anger Management
- Relationship difficulties
- Domestic Abuse (perpetrators and survivors)
- Survivors of sexual abuse
- Disassociate Identity Disorder (DID)
- Trust difficulties
- Familial difficulties
- Suicidal thoughts
- MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 2020
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health 2017
- BSc Psychology with Criminology 2005