Training and Qualifications
I graduated with a degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2020 from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. As part of my training and development as a counsellor, I have also completed training in a number of specific areas of therapy work, including working with young people and their parents, trauma and online work.
In March 2022 I completed the certification programme for Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) which means I am qualified to facilitate the use of yoga and body-based elements with clients in my therapeutic practice. You can find out more here.
I am passionate about making therapy accessible to people, knowing that seeking support can often be daunting and that people benefit from an approach which is tailored to their needs. As part of my offering, I am also trained to provide therapy on a 'walk and talk' basis which incorporates aspects of Ecotherapy. You can find out more about this option here.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means that I work in line with their code of ethics and professional guidelines. As a client, this offers you a safe and stable framework for all our work together, and ensure the standard of my work remains consistently high. Feel free to check my registration.
As an accredited member, the BACP deem that I have met the requirements to show that I have high level of competence and experience. You can read more about those requirements here. This might assure you that you are in safe hands, but I am a firm believer that there is no substitute for having a conversation with me and getting to know how I work.
During my training and in the time since, I have worked with clients in a number of settings. I have worked with clients with a variety of ages, races, nationalities, backgrounds and experiences.
Some of the areas that I have particular experiences in working with are:
suicidal ideation (thoughts) and intent
impact of trauma and abuse, including childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence and coercive control
I have provided this (non-exhaustive) list to give an idea of the kinds of issues that I work with. Having said that, you are not defined by your symptoms or experiences and I welcome and treasure the uniqueness of each client.