I am a fully qualified Humanistic therapist and I undertook my training at the Metanoia Institute. As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their code of ethics to ensure I am working in the best interest of my clients. My approach integrates the values of Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt philosophy. This blend of modalities allows me to be flexible in my work and meet you where you are in your life.
I am also a trainee Gestalt Psychotherapist and my focus is embedded in here and now experiences. The Gestalt (roughly translated into ‘Whole’) approach is often helpful in grounding ourselves in ‘what is’ and provides a slowing down that offers space to move beyond a fixed way of being. In other words, the invitation is to become curious about the whole of who you are and to get to know yourself in a more fluid and enriching way.
My aim is to help you feel comfortable during our time together. I believe I achieve this through paying close attention to whatever it is you wish to share, and collaboratively looking at your material through a lens of curiosity, without judgement.
Qualifications and memberships
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling awarded by Metanoia institute
- BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling awarded by Middlesex University
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy awarded by Centre of excellence online
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional roles and interests
I have worked in a number of roles. My current role is as a bereavement counsellor supporting individuals to make sense of their loss and discovering who they are now in relation to their bereavement. I also gained experience working as a counsellor for a low cost therapy provider open to individuals from diverse backgrounds with varying issues, mostly including profoundly traumatic experiences. In addition to my most recent roles, I spent a significant amount of time working in domiciliary care where I gained a deep understanding of how to work compassionately with older adults in the later stages of their life.
My professional interests include updating and broadening my knowledge on trauma. I regularly attend therapeutic workshops which include working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, biodynamic psychotherapy, trauma and the effects on development, and working with trauma in clinical settings.