Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS22-03431
I am an experienced and Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practise and work with non-judgment and compassion to support my clients to facilitate change, growth and move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. Possibly you are struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in self-harm, eating issues, or substance abuse. You may be in an abusive relationship feeling trapped.
I am specialist in Sex and Pornography Addictions Therapy, having noticed a growing number of clients struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours. I have also seen an increase in those who are impacted by a partner’s actions seeking support to process painful emotions from the shock of finding out, and to help them gain insight into sex addiction. Young people are also very much affected having grown up with the internet and all it has to offer.
I appreciate that taking the first step to seek counselling can be daunting. My aim is to help you feel at ease, so you feel free to talk about sensitive issues without feeling judged or shamed. The counselling profession is a privileged one and I am passionate about helping people empower themselves and manage their lives in healthier, more productive ways.
I am an affiliate of numerous EAPs (Employee Assisted Programs) including Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, Aviva, Optum, CBT Clinics & CareFirst.
A session is 50 minutes, and if you have been anxious about taking this step, my aim is for you to walk out feeling a relief and optimism that you have taken this step.
Prior to our first session I will send an agreement outlining how I work and for you to give your consent for therapy. We will discuss this in our assessment, and I will answer any questions you may have. This first session will be you giving me your narrative, what you are struggling with, and goals and expectations for our sessions together. I will explain the counselling process and what to expect going forward. What you share remains strictly confidential and I will explain any limitations to this when we meet.
I am also very happy to have a brief chat on the phone prior to making any commitment to an assessment session.
Please note I work exclusively online, via a platform you prefer.
- Qualifications & ExperienceMA in Counselling - University of Nottingham
Diploma in Sex Addiction - Institute for Sex Addiction Training
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - East Midlands Counselling Training
Diploma in Clinical Supervision - Counselling Xtra
BA (HDE) - University of Cape Town
Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTPII)
COFRA 121 Compassions Focused Risk Aware: therapy program for managing sexual risk (StopSo)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support