I am a qualified counsellor predominately from a Person-Centred background and since qualifying I have developed my skills further in CBT (Cognitive, Behavioural Therapy) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
I am passionate about providing one to one therapy and group therapy to individuals of all ages in an empathic, creative, safe, non-judgemental, and humanistic way. I offer one to one therapy with children, young children, and adults. I strongly focus on implementing a coping toolkit of various coping strategies within therapy that is bespoke to the client’s individual needs. I also offer wellbeing sessions within schools in supporting staff wellbeing.
I have worked with children and young people aged 0 – 18 years for 21 years in various schools. I initially began my journey as a Nursey Nurse, then a Playworker, then a Teaching Assistant before leading me to becoming a Counsellor. Within this journey I found that I had a passion to support children and young people’s mental wellbeing from my own experiences of working with children and families I worked closely with. I also discovered that my passion to support complex client issues and experiences are key to my role.
I am currently based in a school with high complex social, emotional, and mental health needs as well as supporting private clients. My mantra has always been if I can support a child’s mental wellbeing when they are young then they will become healthier adults in their future.
Within the therapeutic sessions I use various therapeutic techniques which include the foundations of the person-centred approach, CBT, fun and creative ways through play, arts, sensory and mindfulness to children, young people and adults who are experiencing various issues and experiences. The sessions are unique to the individual, their needs as well as age and stage appropriate for all. I strive to provide therapeutic intervention to all ages in a safe environment whilst exploring a person’s thoughts, emotions, triggers, and behaviours. We work collaboratively to explore and implement coping strategies to improve and enhance a healthier wellbeing as well as a growth mindset.