I'm a qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I follow their ethical guidelines and receive regular supervision myself and attend training to ensure that you receive the safe and caring therapy you need. I'm passionate about helping others with their self-care and well-being and having received therapy myself in the past, know the importance of looking after our mental health and developing emotional resilience.
As well as my private practice, I've previously worked in the Manchester region as a staff counsellor for the NHS and as a couples therapist for Relate. Working as a mental health practitioner in the charities section for Place2Be and Relax Kids also gave me valuable insights into the challenging issues that young people face with their mental health.
My therapeutic approach in my individual and couples therapy work uses techniques from the Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. I also incorporate tools such as the Rewind Technique for those clients who have experienced PTSD and traumatic stress. My practice is welcoming and embraces all demographics and diverse backgrounds.
I find a good way to relax is taking my beautiful 'furbaby' pooch Penny for gentle walks as well as participating in yoga nidra and the gorgeous sounds of gong spas!
Qualifications and CPD Training
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit)
Relate Certificate in Relational and Couples Counselling
IARTT Certificate in the Rewind Technique for trauma and PTSD
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)
Counselling Concepts (Level 2)
Here are some of the CPD training courses I have recently attended:
Practical Interventions for Anxiety and Acute Traumatic Stress
Losing Sleep - how to manage in times of heightened anxiety
Addiction & Recovery - a trauma focused view
Working with Identity Based Trauma
Black Trauma - When it presents in the therapy room
Working with Relational Trauma and Dissociation
Working with the Traumatised Body
Working with Shame
Working with the ripple effects of trauma in children and young people
Working with Suicide
Domestic Violence and Abuse - Awareness and Safety
Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy
Psychosexual Therapy - its development and what we do
Attachment and Toxic Couple Relationships
Making Room for Ambivalence in Motherhood
Fertility Matters - Counselling Clients with Infertility