I am often asked what I specialise in as a therapist, and my response is that I specialise in people. There could be many reasons which have brought you to this point. Perhaps something doesn’t feel right in your life; something has happened which is affecting you or you want to change something but aren’t sure how. Whatever the reason, the point is that you're here.
Working alongside a therapist can be a really useful way to explore where you are and how you feel about what's going on in your life. I provide my clients with a confidential and non-judgemental space where they can explore their thoughts safely.
I am a qualified Integrative therapist with a Person-Centred foundation. Alongside Person Centred Practices, I incorporate Gestalt, Existentialism, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness into my work. If you haven’t come across these terms before and are interested in learning more, check out the Links page.
In addition to working privately, I volunteer as a counsellor in Reading College supporting young people and adults. I have supported many young adults from the Autistic Spectrum Centre within Reading College and have attended a Continual Professional Development (CPD) training course to support me work specifically with clients who live with Autism.
I have worked with clients facing lots of challenges, including the following:
Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma (childhood and adult), family issues, abuse, anger management, relationship issues, moving from teenager to adulthood, grief, living with Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-harm, living with a disability, eating disorders, exploring gender identity and gender transitioning.
When I’m not counselling clients, I am a qualified Lecturer delivering the CPCAB Counselling skills course at Bracknell and Wokingham College. I also design and deliver Well-being courses supporting adults with a variety of mental health concerns. These courses include Stress management, Understanding anxiety, Improving self-confidence, Journalling for well being and shortly I'll be designing a course on Managing depression.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I continue to develop myself by attending regular CPD training events and receive monthly supervision to ensure my practice is of the highest standard. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Working with Me
Finding the right therapist is really important, which is why I’m happy to speak to anyone on the phone for a free of charge confidential discussion to discuss working with me and to answer any questions. My phone number can be found on the Contacts page or you could message me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.