I currently work for Newport Mind, a mental health network across the UK, offering specialised support and care for people experiencing a range of difficulties. My work involves helping people with anxiety, bereavement and domestic violence, to early trauma and learning difficulties. As part of my ongoing interest, I also volunteer with a local agency, specialising in working with and supporting, adult survivors of sexual assault and rape. Prior to this, I worked for an educational child psychologist, helping facilitate children’s assessments, with a complex range of difficulties.
My interests include Eastern and indigenous healing practices, promoting interconnection of mind, body and spirit, while my outlook is informed by my own experience of being a client. I feel the value of such experience cannot be found in books or knowledge. Whether you are just feeling stuck or have had a recent bereavement, having a non-judgemental space to explore your innermost self can open a pathway for new possibilities.
Work with me
As a practitioner, I am interested in family systems and how the roles we occupy in families can subtly permeate ways in which we respond and behave. Being inquisitive about how we come to be in the world, and the connection between mind and body can open a path towards a deeper creative wisdom. Similarly, caring for and being connected with the body is a key aspect and a prerequisite for a more compassionate, safer world.
What counselling offers
A key aspect of how I work, is to attend to your concerns while developing a reliable working relationship that offers a pliable space, for movement and potential creativity. Experiencing a sense of safeness with a counsellor, can pave the way for new beginnings. Perhaps, old patterns or ways of being that no longer serve you need to be navigated differently.
It is important to recognize that both parties, therapist and therapee, enter into the counselling relationship and that therapy is not a quick fix. My aim is to work collaborately, at a pace that can be reviewed and updated, during sessions. Finding effective ways that essentially work for you.
Bacp - ethical commitment
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, meaning I work within a framework that is responsible and accountable. I carry full insurance and I attend regular supervision sessions.
Please click below for more information on my membership.
Dip. Couns, MBACP
Certificate in Counselling Studies
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Additional training and CPD workshops
Working with Shame (PODS)
IFS Introductory Workshop (Internal Family Systems UK)
Group Facilitation and co-facilitation training workshop
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