Choosing the right counsellor for you is an important decision.
The Person Centred approach built the foundation of my philosophy, ~ “My belief is that everybody has the innate desire and ability to reach their full potential in life and love if they are given the right conditions to discover inner resourses to start the journey.”
Career - My career history is varied. I left school and bagan working for my father as the Office Admin assistant within his offshore company.
Due to my nature and desire to work with people, I later persued a new career in a helping capacity, on a social level with the general public, and set up in private practice. I desire to use my skills to educate, reach and facilitate people in a creative and supportive role on a one to one basis.
I made the choice to study social care at a local college. For 10 years I worked part time at a Notts Housing Association, who care for vulnerable individuals with Mental health and learning difficulties. Helping them to live a meaningful, empowered way of Life.
In 2004 I enrolled on an approved counselling course, and bagan my journey as a therapist. It has been an incredible journey and I have met some wonderful people both clients and fellow colleagues.
I use an integrated approach.
I choose what will help clients from learned theory, psychology, and Bowlby's attachment.
I use breathing exercises for stress reduction, and grounding techniques from shiatsu to manage emotions, as well as Mindfulness to re-focus on the here and now.
I qualified with distinction in CBT and use this as a tool to approach unwanted symptoms for short term work. One of my breakthrough tools is facilitating with use of horses, and recognise the strong bond that people have with them and their ability to teach us how to live.
I have 5 years training in EAL, certificates in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and a lifetime (since age 3) of experience of horsesmanship to offer an alternative approach when working alongside participants who are struggling with an aspect of their life.
The Benefits Of Nature
I was fortunate being bought up in a family of horse lovers and find balance being in the fresh air surrounded by countryside, horse-riding or walking. I use photograghy, breathing techniques, mindfulness and grounding exercises as well as spending time with friends or family to feel connected to a meaningful life.
Balance And Equilibrium
Finding Inner calm & sense of balance in a fast paced world can be challenging. We find the emphasis is on doing, rather than being. Clients will often discover their imbalances during therapy which can be corrected once identified.
Counselling sessions create an open atmosphere for exploration, to re-discover what makes you happy, learn to trust in humanity, also learn to express yourself more fully.
Professional Body And Registration
I am registered with the awarding body
- The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
- United Kingdom of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP)
- EAGALA (Equine Assissted Psychotherapy And Learning Association)
I adhere to their code of ethics and good practice guide.
- Counsellor of PCA
- BACP Recognised Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Member of EAGALA (Horse Assisted psychotherapy)
- National Diploma In Person Centred Counselling
- Equine Assisted Learning Psychotherapy certificates
- BA Humanistic Counselling Degree - In Progress
- Accreditated status BACP
- CBT Diploma Distinction
- Certificate In Supervision Practice
- NLP Coaching certificate
Training And Ongoing Professional Development
I attend South Nottingham Counselling Networking Meeting and courses on a variety of subjects linked to human well-being, suffering and the symptoms that ail the human race.
I am committed to continuous Professional development (CPD) and have listed some of the symptoms and difficulties I work with during counselling –
- Marriage Counselling
- Emotional Abuse
- Relational Trauma
- Attachment Disorders
- Eating Disorders Bulimia & Anorexia
- Self Harm
- Alcohol Addiction
- Drug Addiction
- Low Self Esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Emotional Regulation
- Anger & Domestic Violence
- Assertive communication
- Decision Making
- Work Place Stress
- Creative Expression & Relaxation Techniques
- Breathing Exercises
Would you benefit from retracing your tracks to find answers to your troubles? When trials and storms enter your life they can leave insurmountable difficulties that can often be successfully worked on during the Counselling process. This offers emotional relief and restoration.