Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
What I can help with
Abuse, Addiction(s), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Active IQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training 2016; Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2013; Level 2 Substance Misuse 2012; Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory 2011; Level 1 Mental Health Awareness 2011; Level 1 Drugs Awareness 2010; Level 2 Introduction to Counselling 2010
Current Courses Attended
Practitioner - Information Governance; 'How we live' Philosophy & Psychotherapy; New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - Impact Through Neuroscience for Practitioners; Boundaries for Best Practice; Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults; Prevent Training; Relational Approach to Resilience (Mental Health Forum); Mindfulness; Anxiety & Depression; Alcohol Awareness; Recovery Planning; Synthetic Cannabinoids; Child Protection Issues; Mental Health Awareness; Working With Personality Disorder
Types of therapy
Adlerian, Behavioural, Brief Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural), Cognitive, Eclectic, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person Centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Systemic, TA, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples (who could be partners, parent & child or siblings), Children, Families, Older adults, Young people
I work with people who are actively in addiction if they are capable of coherent communication and I also work with family and friends of those affected by substance misusers. This part of my work I am very passionate about, as the support systems around those with addiction seem to get little support for themselves.
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited.
All conditions of therapy will be discussed and agreed before the start of any therapeutic relationship commences. We will also have regular reviews to see how the therapy is or is not working for you.
- Children, Young People and Family Practitioner (Substance Misuse Service)
- Tutor (Introduction to Counselling; Counselling Levels 2 & 4; Overcoming Anxiety &
- I am trained and periodically run Copello Courses (5-Step family intervention work)