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 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.
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
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.