About Me

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
-Aristotle‚Äč
 
My personal approach is warm and encouraging. I am an empathic, caring counsellor who works with people who have a variety of issues and dilemmas. My initial focus is to develop a non judgmental and trusting relationship which will create an atmosphere where the client will feel comfortable which will encourage them to explore the issues that they currently face.

I use short term or open ended therapy tailored to the client’s needs and work from a Relational Integrative approach, this means I combine Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the Humanistic approach. 

I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Wales, Newport and am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I abide by the BACP code of ethics, am professionally supervised and have professional indemnity insurance. 

In the past I have worked in a variety of Young People and Adult settings and organisations including:
 
  • An adult counselling service in Cardiff, South Wales
  • A variety of primary and secondary educational settings, where I worked with young people who were experiencing difficulties at school, home and in their general life.
  • I have experience of adolescent and adult counselling at the Royal National College for the Blind
  • I currently manage and counsel a young people’s drug and alcohol counselling service in West London