About Me


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The door is open; only you can choose to walk through it.

What I offer

I am passionate and focused about my work and feel I can offer an element of creativity. I believe I am a warm, empathic person who can provide a safe confidential space so you are able to share your problems, tears and joys.

I will listen without judging you and offer support and challenge so together we can explore the areas/issues you choose – whilst I believe you have within you the resources to find the answers.

I feel working together in an in-depth relationship is the key that can enable therapeutic change.

Relationships are co-created and unique so I hope I have the pleasure of walking alongside you.

A relationship with the therapist is what creates the medium in which derailed self-development can begin again.’ [1]

Counselling is not easy; I truly believe that working hard in therapy hurts! I also believe it’s a wonderful kind of hurt!

 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist.

I have certificates for; Counselling Concepts, Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies.

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

I am committed to regular CPD: Continuing Professional Development.

Recent training workshops I’ve attended include; assessment training, working with other theory thoughts in a Person Centred way, working creatively, working with self harm, insight into substance misuse, attachment and loss, eating disorders and mindfulness based stress reduction.

I am committed to regular supervision and personal development through on-going psychotherapy.

In addition to my private practice clients I work with two long established and respected counselling agencies: Nottingham Counselling Services and Derby Women’s Centre, I feel this strengthens and increases my range of knowledge, skills & experience.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework/guidelines.

Other qualifications which I feel enhance my work include: Art & Design and Psychology.

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[1] Relational psychotherapy, by Patricia A. DeYoung

 

 

HorsetailThe Horsetail plant can be classed as a flowerless, troublesome, tough weed. However, we can choose to look for the positives in all living ‘things’ if we wish. The Horsetail plant is also valued by various cultures and can be used as a natural remedy; beneficial for its numerous healing qualities; to repair, aid strength, restore and sooth. – Strong and supportive.

We all deserve the opportunity to grow.
`Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.’ A.A Milne.