Registered Member BACP
I am qualified at Diploma level as an Integrative Counsellor, which means I can offer my clients an integration of theories to assist each individual client’s need in the moment. The different theories I use in my counselling practice are Person Centred Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
As a client you are not expected to know or understand the approaches that are being used, but it can be helpful, your counsellor will be happy to discuss with you how the integrated approaches may assist you. It is important to remember that a counsellor is here to offer you a safe confidential space to help you explore your issues with their learnt knowledge of tools and skills. A counsellor will not give you the answers or direct you, they will help you explore and strive towards your “ideal self”. Always ensuring the wellbeing of you, the client within our professional relationship.
Nurtured Heart Approach
Alongside my theoretical practice, I am also a Nurtured Heart Certified Trainer that assists adults and children to instill positive behaviours to support and nourish relationships, promoting an ‘inner wealth’.
I have experience of working in a GP practice in Wythenshawe and I have supported a diversity of clients over the last 2 years. I have been presented with many different areas and clients suffering from depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, trauma related illnesses, fertility and baby loss, relationships, childhood sexual abuse, low self-esteem, PTSD and many more.
My passion to support and help people came after my own life experiences of loss and grief.
An immediate family member being diagnosed with PTSD following a supporting role through the aftermath of terrorist and accidental disasters. From the loss of my own baby in late stages of pregnancy. followed by miscarriages and fertility issues. I began to understand the effects of trauma emotionally and physically on the individuals directly involved, as well as the vicarious trauma that affected family and friends around us. To get to this understanding and acceptance I myself undertook my own personal therapy to work with my emotional feelings and issues that surrounded my story. Counselling helped me to get through these difficult areas in my life and fired my passion to make a difference in other people’s life through counselling.
I am passionate about helping people to make the right steps for them, to make a difference or find an acceptance in their own lives where they are finding difficulties. My passion lies deeper with supporting clients that have or are experiencing fertility issues and the mixed, usually unspoken emotions this can raise. My empathic, genuine and non-judgmental personality supports my work as a counsellor, adhering at all times to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical guidelines to ensure emotional safety and wellbeing for my client and myself.