I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in a variety of counselling theories and practice. My approach will always be to start with you and your experience. By getting to know you and developing our relationship, we will together help make sense of what brings you to counselling. Having the space to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions will help identify how you can be more in control, and be able to move forward in a way that is best for you.
Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you are feeling a certain way. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstance.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Manchester. I have a Certificate in Psycho-sexual Therapy and have just completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment Theory. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means that I have met the strict standards required to be on the accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I am also trained in trauma work and supported survivors of the Manchester bombing.
I work around issues such as loss, anxiety, stress and depression. I also specialise in relationship issues, and have particular interest in how men and women communicate and share their vulnerability to each other. I am currently employed in helping men and women improve their relationships, and I am also trained to deal with domestic abuse, working specifically with men in how they can change their behaviour.