I am a Counsellor with a Master's level qualification in Counselling & Psychotherapy from University of Salford. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a person-centred counsellor who has a lot of knowledge and experience in working with childhood trauma. When we are exposed to trauma at a young age for an extended period of time, overwhelming emotions will have become the default way of being, and you may find that any survival strategies that helped you to survive a hostile situation back then, have ceased serve you in the long-term. I work in a trauma-informed way which involves helping you to feel safe, grounded and resourced before we process any traumatic experiences. I provide a safe and empathic base where you can explore your experiences without judgement; and through this exploration, healing and positive change can occur.
I provide short-term and long-term counselling, and I can help with many issues, including (but not limited to) anxiety,
childhood trauma, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, guilt, identity issues, low self-esteem, and work-related stress.
I provide telephone and online counselling, via Zoom.
I trained to become a counsellor several years after I completed my degree in Visual Art and Culture. My artistic skills enabled me to initiate creative workshops in schools and in charities that I worked for. The therapeutic value of these workshops was observed. I've always felt that art, play, and poetry reveal a lot of hidden depth about us and our perceptual lens, and how this collides with experience.
Throughout our work together, I may offer a creative activity for a future session, if I feel that it may benefit you. But I will be led by you on this. If this is something that you don't feel comfortable with, then please let me know.
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Training)
Certified Clinical Trauma Treatment Professional Level 2 (CCTP-ll)
Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma
BA (Hons) Visual Art & Culture
I am trained and experienced in the following areas:
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder