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about me

My route into counselling was a very personal one, having had my own mental health struggles over a number of years. I didn't realise how important it was to find a therapist that worked for me, until I met the right one. With her support, I changed my life. This experience hugely informs my practice, as I know what it can feel like to be sitting on the other side of the room as a client. How challenging it can be to talk to a stranger, and how rewarding.

As I began to explore who I was, I found a deeply rooted passion for mental wellbeing and decided to retrain as a counsellor, as well as gaining a degree in psychology. I have a strong interest in understanding 'how we work' and I continue to study, not so that I can become an 'expert' and tell you what to do, but so I know how to best hold people in their struggles and normalise what may be going on.

I believe that being a counsellor is a huge privilege. To possibly be the person that you may feel safe enough to start to explore your world with, is a gift.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold a current DBS check.

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qualifications

Level 5 Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (current)

Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling 

Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills

Level 2 Mental Health Awareness

1st class degree - BSc (Hons) Psychology

2:1 - BA (Hons) Religious Studies

Post-Grad Diploma - Religious Studies

additional training

 

Safeguarding awareness

Working with children and young people

Counselling online

Trauma in a time of trauma

Working with trauma

Relational trauma and disorganised attachment

Suicide and self-harm

Dissociation and DID

Working with shame

The view across Stoke-sub-hamdon, Somerset from Ham Hill with a Gabor Mate quote.

"everything you judge about yourself served a purpose at the time"

Gabor Mate

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