Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling,
BA Hons Degree
PGCE in secondary Education,
I also hold an update Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
Main areas of training are in Integrative Therapy with further CPD training and interest in:
Attachment based therapy
Somatic Trauma Therapy
As an integrative counsellor I will use approaches from psychodynamic and person-centred theories adapting them to the individual needs of the client. How we work will develop over time as the therapeutic relationship and trust develops between us, we may explore how your past has impacted and influenced your present or we may focus very much on the patterns of the here and now. We always begin with what has bought you now, what is it you would like to explore and what your goals are both for therapy and in life.
Former careers as a dancer, a photographer and then a teacher has given me a wealth of experience of the creative process, a belief in our creative potential, and a visual language that continues to inform my work now. From working within education I have a clear understanding of the many levels of stress and anxiety teachers encounter throughout their careers and the impact of that on their work/life balance.
I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics