My approach to counselling is humanistic, which means that I believe you are the expert in your own world and my main aim is to give you the time and space to work out your own way forward. In my own counselling, I have found that having someone listen and understand me has had a transformative effect on the way I think about my life and make decisions. Although starting counselling was very hard for me, I’m so glad I found the courage. I hope that I will be able to offer you a counselling experience that is helpful and supportive.
I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and am currently working in Cambridge. I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am an accredited member of the BACP. Most of my Continuing Professional Development has focussed on aspects of working with children and young people, working with Eating Disorders and working in LGBT+ support. I'm happiest when I'm learning so recently I've been reading a lot about managing anxiety, the long term impact of childhood abuse/trauma and some thought-provoking books about bereavement.
What I can help you with
I can help with a wide range of issues and concerns, including relationship issues, family problems, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, pregnancy and fertility issues, menopause, sexuality, gender issues, stress, bereavement, life changes and simply feeling sad.
My experience to date has been broad. I have worked with young people, adults and children. I have mainly worked one-to-one to offer short or long term counselling, but also have some experience of group work. I have worked in schools and charitable organisations, counselling a range of clients.
I currently work for a local primary school as a school counsellor, seeing young people with a wide range of issues. Previous to that, I worked with Centre 33 for over two years. I undertook my training placement at Cambridge Cyrenians, an organisation that provides specialist support to homeless people.
I also offer training and workshops to schools.
My professional affiliation
I am a registered member of BACP and I hold BACP accredited status. This means that I adhere to BACP's ethical framework to guide my practice, ensuring that I am always working in the best and safest way possible with my clients. The BACP accreditation scheme aims to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.