I am caring, approachable, friendly and genuine, I will support you throughout your counselling journey and will laugh and even cry alongside you as we work together at your own pace.
Mutual trust and respect are the secret to the success of our working relationship. It is essential that you feel ‘at ease’ and ‘an equal’ during our sessions.
Remember that ‘YOU’ are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all equally VALUED and VALID. I will not advise you, nor will I give you the answers, but I will empower you to come up with your own solutions.
Over the past 3 and half years I have worked predominantly with Autism and Neurodevelopment disorders, raising self-awareness, self-esteem and Self-confidence while supporting and empowering personal growth and well-being.
Emotionally supporting adults, parents, carers, children and siblings with their frustration, challenges, discrimination, communication and emotional regulation, from pre to post diagnosis and beyond.
I love working with children and adults alike and use many distraction techniques and coping mechanisms related with autism, anxiety, sensory processing and counselling techniques to comfort and. I adapt my approach accordingly and offer numerous fidget toys, colouring books, games, emotion and affirmation cards, stones, dolls, lego, and weighted blanket to be used during the sessions.
Other areas I have experience in are:
I have also offered additional support in the following areas:
PIP support / EHC Plans / Emotional Support Animals / Observational support for GP or Private referral for assessment.
Abuse / Anxiety / Anger management / Bereavement / Bi-polar / Bullying / Depression / Dissociation / Emotional abuse / Feeling sad / Hoarding / Loneliness & Isolation / Low self-confidence / Obsessive compulsive disorder/ Redundancy / Relationship & Family issue / Seasonal affective disorder / Self-harm / Separation & Divorce / Stress / Suicidal thoughts / Trauma and Complex Trauma.
I am also a qualified Rewind Therapist, which is a technique of counselling to treat Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias and anxiety, Intrusive thoughts and images, Nightmares, Pain and physical sensations.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Qualified Rewind Therapist
- Diploma in Autism Awareness
- Ongoing Continued Personal Development
I attend regular and ongoing Supervision support in accordance with professional requirements to ensure I am working with you to the very best of my ability.
I also take my continued personal development extremely seriously, and hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and barring services certificate which allows me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
As a fully qualified registered counsellor with ‘The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I adhere and abide to the Ethical framework and I hold a full indemnity professional insurance policy.