I am currently studying a post graduate Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy and shall graduate in early 2021. Previously I had trained in Person Centred Counselling, qualifying in 2011. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice. I am also a member of the Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN) and a trainee member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Previously I worked with a charity that supports anyone affected by problem gambling for a number of years, supporting both gamblers and their loved ones. I also have experience of working within an NHS service supporting those with anxiety and depression. I am currently working with an organisation that supports women and girls who have experienced gender based violence, along with my work at Spiral.
I’m a qualified person centred counsellor which is rooted in the belief that we all have the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. These conditions are empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, which means openness and authenticity. In addition to this the space I create is one of warmth, trust and safety. Your thoughts and feelings shall be honoured with compassion. Building on this from my current training that draws on a number of approaches, I consider my approach to be wholistic in nature. Different approaches to suit your strengths and challenges will be used through the counselling process such as the transpersonal – how soul speaks through archetypal images, visualisations, symbolism and the body for example to bring together your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual attributes. This will encourage personal growth and development. It’s also relational – the connection and dynamic of our relationship is the core of our work together and the sense we make of this collaboratively.
I work at Spiral on Friday afternoons.