Training & Experience
I have over 23 years of experience working within a wide range of Health, fitness and wellbeing industries. I have a humanistic approach to therapy; however, I have collated my knowledge of several different therapeutic disciplines which has helped me blend a unique approach for the individual. I work together with the individual to help them focus on moving towards what they wish to achieve within therapy. I am experienced working with clients across all ages, cultures, sexual orientation and religious backgrounds.
I have worked as an Associate Counsellor at the Quetzal Project this is a specialist professional counselling service that’s based in Leicestershire for survivors of Historical Childhood Sexual Abuse (Physical, Sexual & Emotional), my therapeutic specialty is working with Trauma /PTSD and Mental health. An area that I’ve been practicing since my degree training, modalities I have worked with include medium- and long-term interventions. Within the sessions I provided an authentic, safe space and I show empathy, compassion, insight and the ability to understand the difficulties that they may experienced. I help create a place that allows you to feel comfortable, safe and truly understood, from this space I help the clients explore the causes and way forward through their current difficulties, break free of unhealthy thought processes, behaviour patterns and belief systems by create feelings of relief, healing, empowerment and peace.
I have also worked as an Associate Counsellor within a high education setting at Universities located in Leicestershire, for students, the modalities within which I worked were short term using CBT & Solution Focused interventions for mainly stress, anxiousness, low self-confidence, depression and self-harm issues. I work closely with other wellbeing department within university, managing to prevent risk and sign-posting students to other departments/workshops and agencies when needed.
Before I worked as a counsellor, my career spanned a number of different roles over decades within the Health & fitness industry, Educational sectors, charities and NHS/ public
I am a professionally qualified, experienced counsellor and clinical supervisor based in Leicestershire.
I offer face to face, over the telephone and online therapy including skype / Zoom. I work with a range of issues, from day to day concerns to complex presentations, I provide a safe counselling environment by offering a confidential and non - judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, as life, we know, isn’t that straight forward.
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice
Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision
Diploma in Joint Professional Life Coaching and Counselling
Diploma in Psychology
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Cerf in Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Freestyle fitness Yoga
Exercise to Music Level 1 & 2
Gym Instructor Level 2
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
(MBACP) and I adhere by its code of ethics, which can be found here