I am trained in the Humanistic model of counselling, and hold a BA (Hons) degree in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I offer a non judgemental approach and believe everyone has the potential to increase their self awareness. I am fully insured and an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines. I offer a safe confidential environment in which counselling takes place.
To assist my ongoing professional development I regularly attend workshops, and seminars, in a continuation to broaden my knowledge as a counsellor.
Some of the Issues I work with are:
• Bereavement & Loss
• Stress, including Occupational Stress, & Exam Stress
• Depression, including Postnatal Depression
• Witnesses and Survivors of Domestic Abuse
• Low Self-Esteem
• Relationship difficulties
• Existential issues
• Caring for a loved one
I currently hold a qualification in Education and Training, and teach level 2 Counselling Skills at a local college, and deliver continuing professional development workshops.
I am interested in teaching styles in relation to counselling training, including role play, creative activities and using examples from media to highlight ethical issues within counselling and psychotherapy.
My philosophy is that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn, therefore my teaching methods are adaptable to suit the needs of learners.
I acknowledge the experience and understanding of all students can be diverse, and so deliver programs of learning that do not exclude individuals by using strategies, exercises and material that are understandable and accessible by all to maintain an inclusive learning environment.