You might be wondering if I am the right counsellor for you. So to help demystify this, here’s a section about my training and experience in working with people, and an explanation of the type of counselling I offer (because there are lots of different ones out there!)
How I work
My therapeutic approach is known as Integrative, with my core focus using the Person Centred approach, but also incorporating aspects of the Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt. I believe that everyone has the ability to grow and fulfil their potential; I am there to support this process by genuinely striving to understand each person’s experiences from a non-judgemental perspective.
I also believe that our past experiences have a lasting impact on our present situations (Psychodynamic) and aim to uncover these patterns through exploration and discussion. It’s also important to know that sometimes our thoughts and perceptions of events can affect our feelings and behaviour (CBT), that thinking and talking about stuff from the past can evoke strong feelings in the present; it can be useful (but often difficult) to try to stay with the feelings that emerge (Gestalt).
Since 2014 I have been effectively working with adult clients in various settings (e.g. medical practices and charity organisations), accumulating over 2,000 hours of experience delivering therapy sessions.
Between 2016-2019 I successfully delivered counselling to children & adolescents in several schools, including play therapy through Place2be. Most recently I worked at The Brit School, delivering time-limited counselling to staff & students aged 14- 18, using a mixture of traditional counselling and creative counselling.
In addition to my private practice, I am also a Specialist Mentor for university students who qualify for DSA.
Who I work with
I have worked well with individuals from a wide variety of ages, religions, ethnicities, social classes, abilities, genders, and sexualities, as well as working with different levels of mental distress. Although I do have a particular passion for and experience in working with people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ / GSRD community.
What issues I’ve worked with