I have been involved with the Health and Social Care sector for over 10 years which has allowed me to focus my career on people, and their own personal experiences. I have been lucky enough to travel and experience different cultures and societies, furthering my interest in the complexity of people’s unique values, beliefs and development.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their Ethical Framework which can be found on their website.
My approach to therapy is based in Person Centred Theory, which is the belief that we all possess the ability to develop towards self-actualisation. I believe that we all have an innate desire to grow, which the Person Centred approach can nurture and encourage. Sometimes I may call on other therapeutic tools and offer insight, but my philosophy is underpinned by the Person Centred approach.
I do not believe in expert lead therapeutic relationships; meaning that I believe that you are the expert of your experience, and you are free to explore these experiences at a depth and speed that you feel comfortable with. I trust that you will know what is best for you.
I have experience in working with many different themes such as addiction, narcissistic abuse, anxiety, depression, existential issues, eating disorders, suicide, traumatic experiences, sense of self, low self-esteem, identity, domestic abuse, relationship problems, terminal illnesses, bereavement, anger, sexual assault, childhood experiences and confidence issues.
In order for therapeutic change to occur, the relationship between us should be a collaborative one where you can feel safe to involve your whole self. I will endeavour to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to feel safe to explore what could be difficult themes.