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.