I provide relational counselling with a focus on the integration of our bodily, emotional and thought-based processes. What does this mean in practice? It means that, without us being aware, some experiences can create a deep-seated imprint on our psyche. It is therefore my belief that therapy which pays attention to all three spheres (physical, emotional and cognitive levels of being) can substantially support us in moving forward and fostering resilience and inner balance.
I am a UKCP and BACP accredited, Integrative Counsellor. Additionally I am also a fully certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. This means that I am trained in a range of different counselling models, which helps me attune and adapt to the individual styles and issues at hand with more flexibility. My practice follows humanistic philosophies and is trauma-informed. In my role as counsellor, I do not tend to take an 'expert' stance and instead hold the belief that most human beings are naturally oriented towards growth. In this vein, therapy, can be seen as a co-operative process in which we can explore, untangle, and resolve life blocks or constricting patterns together.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy for people who might be facing uprooting life challenges, experience overwhelm, depression, anxiety, or simply would like to start a new journey of growth and improved well-being.
I started my journey as a volunteer for the Samaritans and have ten years of experience as a support group facilitator. My practice is trauma-informed and humanistic. I have a special interest and experience in providing therapy for chronic shame, complex trauma and symptoms arising from adverse childhood experiences. I believe that human beings have an innate tendency to orient towards growth and see the therapeutic relationship as the main agent for change.
In the past, I have worked for the NHS and Women's Shelters and thus have extensive experience in providing counselling for survivors of domestic abuse, complex trauma, or traumatic bereavement. I have also conducted group therapy programmes for people whose loved ones died in road traffic incidents (Road Peace Charity).
Going to therapy can seem daunting, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how the process would work or if we would be a good fit. I embrace a compassionate, open, and cooperative stance with a focus on the integration of our bodily, emotional, and thought-based processes. In many ways starting therapy can be the best form of self care.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.