"I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become" Carl Jung
Do you ever get the feeling that something just isn't quite right, but you can't put your finger on it? Do you find yourself more and more often retreating to be by yourself? Maybe you find yourself overwhelmed by distorted and often unhelpful ways of thinking. Are you behaving in ways that seem out of character or self-sabotaging which can sometimes lead to:
Perhaps you have experienced or are currently going through something life changing and you are unsure how to cope or come to terms with it.
If any of these things resonate with you; counselling can help.
The reason why I have decided to dedicate my life to helping others is because I have experienced first hand how therapy can transform lives. For me it was about identifying unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving; ways that were stopping me from achieving my potential in life. It helped me to label the things that were getting in the way of enjoying my life and feeling good about myself. Through counselling & psychotherapy I was able to improve my sense of self worth; I was able to look internally rather than externally for approval and validation.
My counselling practice is underpinned by my belief that all people are ultimately good and that we all have the innate drive and desire to fulfil our talents and potentials. My role as your counsellor & psychotherapist would be to give you the unconditional support to allow you to safely explore your needs and your wishes. My role as your counsellor is to help you reach your full potential.
Other areas of interest are Neurodiversity; individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I have had successful outcomes helping neuro-diverse individuals find and develop coping strategies for sometimes debilitating levels of anxiety.
I am also interested and have completed very intense and in-depth training in Eating Disorders.
After several years of working in the emergency services, care professions and more recently within a mental health setting in the NHS; I now dedicate my time solely to my own private practise. I also work with several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).
Work experience prior to this includes:
Other work experience also includes working as a medical secretary in a children's hospice and ten years in the police service.