I am a counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I am committed to work within the professional association's ethics, practices and guidelines.
My foundations in psychodynamic counselling means that, not only will we talk about what is happening now, but we will also talk about your previous life experiences. We will explore how what is happening now may have originated in your younger years. I work with clients for a variety of reasons but I specialise in helping people understand and manage the impact of life changes and loss that they are experiencing currently or have in their earlier years.
I work with both individuals and couples, aged 18 and over. I have a DBS certificate and am fully insured.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a School Counsellor as part of the Pastoral Care Team, my approach when working with children is to help them understand their worries and to encourage a proactive, solution focused approach to problem solving.
So, how and why did I decide to train to be a counsellor?
I studied in the Arts at Bristol and, on graduation, I worked for an educational publisher in London, running and training a young graduate sales team. It was during this time that I started becoming interested in counselling and coaching and, in time, decided to retrain as a professional counselling practitioner.
BA (Hons) in Time Based Media, UWE, Bristol.
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Bereavement training, Sue Ryder, St John's Moggerhanger.
Integrating Care: depression, anxiety and physical illness, Kings College London.
Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT, The University of Reading.
The Help Hub, Coronavirus Crisis Counsellor.
Certificate in Clinical Assessment, WPF London.
The Grove Practice, Certificate in Couples & Other Relationships.
Level 5 in Counselling Children & Young People.
Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis, IGA (Turvey).
Connect Counselling is dedicated to providing compassionate care to individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Bereavement counselling is tailored to meet your unique needs as you journey towards healing and growth. I understand that grief is a complex and difficult experience, and am trained to support you every step of the way. I provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your emotions and gain the insight and tools you need to move forward with hope and resilience.