I am a qualified counsellor and am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow their ethical guidelines. I use an integrative counselling framework which is grounded in the Humanistic approach, but also drawn from elements of other theoretical counselling approaches to suit each client's needs. I have years of experience of working with clients with a range of issues on both a short and long term basis. As well as providing general counselling focusing on individual client's difficulties, I have specific training and experience working with drug and alcohol abuse and bereavement.
I work alongside clients to explore their issues in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I work to build a trusting relationship where clients are able to discuss issues or feelings that they may be unable to share with family or friends. Together we will seek a way for you to feel better about yourself by helping you to gain a better understanding of your difficulties and giving you the tools to overcome the unique challenges in your life.
Some of the issues I work with are: loneliness, bereavement, anxiety and stress, drug and alcohol use and abuse, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2016 with a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Before this qualification, I obtained an AQA Certificate in Counselling as well as an AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills. During my two years of study for my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I supported several charities by providing counselling for clients, including Cotswold Counselling, Turning Point and Cruse Bereavement Care. I also work as an affiliate counsellor for Lifeworks providing employee assistance program counselling to employees in the Bath area.