I am a Psychotherapist and a Registered member of the BACP.
After many years in the finance sector, I decided to create an opportunity to change my career and retrain as a Psychotherapist. I trained at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham gaining a Bsc (Hons in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. During my studies I worked at three charitable organisations and gained a vast range of experience working with adults and teenagers. Once qualified I chose to remain at one of the organisations and currently support a diverse range of clients. I also volunteer my services to a cancer charity in Doncaster. I have a particular interest in Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity) and Sign Language Therapy. I have recently completed a Masters Practioners course in Eating Disorders and in Sept 2020 I will embark on a MSc in Contemporary Psycho-sexual Therapy.
I currently work with individuals in a secure unit and have extensive knowledge of working in a custodial setting. This has enhanced my practice in supporting clients with complex trauma and addiction. I also work in private practice and work with presenting issues such as, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, domestic violence, addiction, self-harm, personality disorders and trauma.
(Sessions are 50 minutes of consultation time plus we allow 10 minutes for preparation and notes, totalling 60 minutes).
Counselling is a form of talking therapy which can provide you with an opportunity to explore personal difficulties in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. As an experienced Psychotherapist, I will help you develop strategies for recovery and integrate coaching skills to enable you to lead a more fulfilling life. Sessions are often challenging but can also be fun. I pride myself on offering high quality and effective therapy which is accessible to all. I work in a person-centred way which puts you at the centre of therapy however I also work relationally to build up trust. Sessions can also be solution focussed using CBT and goal setting.
As humans, we innately seek relational contact, a significant factor in the formation of self and the development of our self-esteem, yet we are multi-dimensional, unique and complex individuals, constantly adapting to an ever changing world, living our life in view of our ultimate meaning and value, shaped by our upbringing and life experiences. We aim to seek an understanding of our subjective realities in pursuit of our own relational needs and goals in life so we may flourish and grow. I believe we all have the potential to grow and self-actualise just as a caterpillar has the capacity to become a beautiful butterfly.
I believe therapy can help us unfold the complexities of our lives, enabling us to develop more self-awareness of how we came to be the person we are today and how we are in relation to each other.