About Me


little about my journey to counselling.

A Like many of my fellow therapist/counsellors, I was firstly drawn into the world of helping others, but it was counselling, specifically the person-centred approach that felt the perfect fit for me. This modality, or approach took me closer to my own authenticity, and liberated my deep empathic connection with others, rarely promoted in ‘normal life’. I also found the approach suited my personal ethos, as it demands respect and trust in humanity, including an individual’s resourcefulness to adapt, grow or settle, according to what’s uniquely right for them - as whom is ever really the same as another person? The approach also requires the counsellor to have courage to step into painful parts of a client’s experience, rather than steer them past in avoidance; this is counter to what we often experience in society, yet I’ve found that ‘being with oneself’ in a safe nurturing space with a therapeutic alliance affords realisation and self-understanding so crucial for life.

All my work requires regular clinical supervision and continued professional and personal development, this includes self-care and respect of the client’s welfare - accordingly adherence to ethical standards of good practice, outlined by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) www.bacp.co.uk , of which I am a member. Also underpinning my practice is my dedication to providing an equal service to all clients, this means that I work to affirm individuals within minority groups, improving upon the standards set within the Equality Act (2010) www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance . I also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Children’s Act, 2004 www.legistation.gov.uk. Furthermore, I am also registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) www.ico.org.uk and hold full professional liability insurance.

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Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class).
  • Brief-time limited training.
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills.
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
  • Gay Affirmative training.
  • Personal Development Group Facilitator.
  • Training in, Suicide Awareness.

Safeguards

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy full membership.
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Full Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Regular Continued Personal Development.
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