About me

I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the professional organisation the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I’ve studied Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and work in an integrated way, depending on the issues brought to counselling.
I’m a post graduate of the University of Salford where I took their BACP accredited course: PGDip/MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice).
I’ve worked as a counsellor with the charities MIND and Anxiety UK. I’ve also worked in the NHS and with a specialist charity counselling young people under 25.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

 

A bit more about Person Centred Counselling

This therapy was developed in the middle of the last century by the psychologist Carl Rogers who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work and its use in areas of conflict such as South Africa and Northern Ireland.
It harnesses the client’s self-healing process and the drive everyone has to be fulfilled and happy. It relies very much on the relationship between the counsellor and the client.

A bit more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

This therapy was first developed in the 1950s and works by looking at how our thoughts and behaviours are linked. It helps to make you aware of negative patterns of thinking and how you might change them. It is particularly effective with anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders.