My counselling practice is Person Centered, which reflects my respect for the uniqueness of individuals and their ability to know what is right for themselves.
I create a safe and confidential environment to explore the challenges that have been brought by the children, young people and adults I meet.
Trained in Psychodynamic and Person Centered approaches to counselling, I also use creative therapies in my work.
After qualifying in 2008, I worked for Suffolk County Council as a Family Support Practitioner. I then became involved with several charities supporting adults and children with their experiences of domestic abuse. In 2012 I joined Centre 33 and worked for 3 years as a counsellor in secondary schools in the Cambridge area.
I currently work for a charity in Suffolk counselling children and young people. In addition, I am a group facilitator for the Freedom Programme and Stronger Families Community Programme, supporting individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.
I offer an accepting and non-judgmental space to foster processing, healing and restoration. I work as an Integrative Counsellor and the approaches I draw from include Person Centred, Jungian, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I see counselling as a collaborative relationship which allows the client to work through the issues that they bring in a safe and supported way.
I have a master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, a first class bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a diploma in Relationship Counselling. I have worked in a range of counselling environments including primary and secondary schools, a family development centre and most recently Relate Cambridge. I work with adults, young people and children and I specialize in work with couples.
I believe that anyone can benefit from counselling and it’s not just for those who see themselves as struggling in some way. Counselling is a unique relationship which allows for self-exploration in an accepting and encouraging environment. Being truly heard is a powerful experience and one which has the potential to be transformational.
As a registered Clinical Psychologist with nine years of experience as a Counsellor and then as a Psychologist, I am committed to providing effective, evidence-based therapy to individuals and couples. I have experience of working successfully with people of all ages; people with a wide range of mental health difficulties and people whose physical health is affecting their psychological wellbeing.
I have a particular interest in working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship. The approach that I use is called Emotionally Focused Therapy. This is a structured talking therapy based on adult attachment and bonding that has been shown to be helpful for couples facing serious difficulties including affairs, depression, addiction and chronic illness.
When working with individuals, I provide a calm, open environment in which to gently explore and address your areas of concern, looking for new ways to understand or respond to situations that cause difficulty. I am trained in several types of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. As all of us are unique, I tailor my approach to suit your needs and preferences, drawing on these proven methods.