I suffer from a neuromuscular condition called SMA type II. I believe that my disability has allowed me to connect deeply with clients who have experienced injustice, judgment, and oppression in their lives. Also, to empathise with clients who have experience of being subjected to negative attitudes or stereotyping from others or society.
The most important thing to me is that you are comfortable when you are talking about personal and sensitive topics so that you are able to share without any felt consequences or regrets. If you feel that you would like to contact me to arrange a free assessment to see whether I’m the right person to help, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate certificate in Counselling skills
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling BACP
I’m a BACP licensed qualified integrative counselling psychotherapist trained in Person-centred, CBT and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. BACP Registered Member: 156300
I have full indemnity insurance and have a current valid DBS enhanced certificate. (Used to be known as CRB check)
My previous experience working as a therapist was within the NHS primary and secondary services in Manchester working with depression, anxiety, relationships, bereavement and many other difficulties. Also, I worked at a charity in Reading providing counselling and play therapy for children and young people who are survivors of rape and sexual abuse. I have experience with telephone counselling when I used to work on the helpline with the charity organisation No Panic who specialise in supporting individuals who suffer with anxiety-related conditions such as OCD or agoraphobia. Additionally, I have worked at an IATP service in Southwest London working with patients living in the local area presenting a variety of different difficulties. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues such as:
Body dysmorphic disorder
AbortionChild related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pregnancy and birth
Work-related stress agoraphobia