About Me

I am passionate about providing a friendly and supportive service to my clients and will feel honoured to be a part of your journey.

I  chose to begin studying to become a Psychotherapist in 2008 whilst providing support to young people with emotional and social difficulties. Now, almost 10 years on I have developed a wealth of experience working with young people, adults and older adults in a variety of settings. I have a particular interest in helping adults to overcome social anxiety and self esteem issues.

As well as providing an established counselling and psychotherapy service, I provide training to people taking their counselling qualifications.

I’m a fully insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority .  I also have a current DBS certificate.

You will find that I work with you to ensure you get the most out of your time with me. With firm foundations in Person Centred Counselling, I work Pluralistically most commonly adding elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy, Psych-education, Transactional Analysis (TA), Compassion Focused Therapy, Schema Theory, Attachment Theory, Brief intervention Theory, Mindfulness and Trauma Resourcing.

I am by nature thoughtful and inquisitive and  am always looking to learn new methods and theories in order to expand my knowledge. This benefits my counselling work by expanding my tool kit and allowing me to draw on a variety of popular and helpful techniques.

Formal Qualifications:
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Diploma in Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB accredited
Cognitive Behavioral Theory AQA
Counselling Studies CPCAB
BA Hons Art & Design with Education Studies

Experience:
NHS Depression and Anxiety Counselling Service (IAPT)
Wellbeing Service – Educational Setting
YP Counselling Service- Community Healthcare Setting
SSL- Private Healthcare Setting
Broadreach Training
Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
Lucy Gordon Counselling  – Private Practice

Other Relevant Training
Transactional Analysis 101
Client & Therapist factors
Trauma – effective phase 1 work
Attachment Theory
Sexual Issues & Counselling
Psychopharmacology
Cultural identity in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychodrama
The Body in Psychotherapy
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Working with Grief and Loss
Mindfulness
Understanding Personality Disorder
Schema Focussed Therapy
STORM suicidal risk assessment
Psychopathology and DSM
Assessment in counselling & Psychotherapy
Brief Interventions in Substance Misuse
Understanding Trauma