Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-02120
Location: Waltham Cross
I am a multiamory/non-monogamy and LGTBQ+ community inclusive therapist who has involvement in these communities. As an integrative therapist I adapt my way of working to your preferences, where possible, in a collaborative way. We will talk about what it is you would like to get out of counselling and look at ways we can do this.
My core way of working is offering a safe and non-judgemental space through person centred counselling and it's core conditions, which are to hold you with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence. From here I layer on tools and techniques from other approaches such as gestalt ways of working (metaphors, 'here & now' work, somatic exploration), ways of working from MBCT/SFT/CBT (using mindfulness techniques to explore our ways of thinking, looking at how this can be different, and how this can then impact our behaviour/emotions), and CFT/ACT (looking at our internal narrative, how we can be more compassionate and accepting to ourselves).
Depending on what it is you're wanting to explore, how long we work together, and your preferences, will depend on the techniques used in our sessions. If you are considering short term work with myself then we will look at the most pressing issue you would like to focus on, whereas longer term work will allow more breadth of work.
In whichever scenario we will have a 45 minute session at a discounted price for a consultation - both for me to assess what you are coming to counselling for and for you to assess if you would like to continue with myself going forward - this will also include getting your details and going through the counselling contract.
- Qualifications & ExperiencePsychology BSc Honours Degree at Staffordshire University
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling at Staffordshire University
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London
Over the past 5 years, I have worked with a range of clients in my Private Practice, The Mix, GriefChat, and Humankind charity, alongside 11 years of working in pastoral support roles for different education providers. I have continued my training since qualifying in topics such as Gender Diversity, Trauma, CBT for anxiety, supporting the bereaved, amongst others.
On top of this, I have over 8 years of experience working in education settings in support/pastoral roles, alongside being a Designated Safeguard Lead for a college of over 1600 students. This is a mix of pastoral roles in sixth forms and student support work in HE with music students.
I have professional and personal experience working with adults & teens with general mental health concerns, mental health conditions, relationship breakdowns, stress, anxiety, LGBTQ+ related concerns, and gender dysphoria.
I have also worked with adults in addiction recovery offering them short term counselling.
My experience has ranged from face to face, phone, video, and webchat based sessions.
- What I can help with
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings