I have always been interested in understanding others perspectives, what has led them to be on the path they are now? For me, counselling is about creating a non judgemental space, an opportunity for clients to explore themselves, be able to discover and express their inner thoughts and feelings and to feel empowered.
My journey started back in 2005 when I studied Psychology at undergraduate level.
I decided to train further as a counsellor and completed a Diploma and then Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling to further develop my skills as a counsellor. Throughout this process I undertook my own personal therapy so that I could better understand my own inner world, what has led me to feel and think the way I do and help gain a true perspective.
From 2009 - 2020 I worked as part of Psychology teams in various adult mental health services. Within these services I have run groups and helped individuals with a number of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, anger management, identity issues and relationship difficulties. I volunteered for a charity offering low cost counselling to adults for 4 years, providing both long term and short term support. I established my own private practice in 2019 and really enjoy being able to provide a space for people to be able to explore, reflect and gain insight and perspective.
Training and Qualifications
BSc Hons Psychology
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Internal Family Systems Therapy: Essentials for every therapist
Registered Member of BACP: 374895
Over 12 years working within Psychology/ Counselling services, group work and 1:1 work.
Skills Development Service CBT -Introductory Course
Skills Development Service CBT- Working with Substance Misuse
Skills Development Service CBT - Working with Anger Problems
Skills Development Service CBT -Working with Deliberate Self Harm
Division of Clinical Psychology -Integrative formulation Pre- Qualification Group Workshop
Tavistock Clinic- Psychodynamic Understanding of Psychotic Disorders
Tavistock Clinic- Psychodynamic Work with Personality Disordered Patients
I am a registered member of the BACP and work within the BACP Ethical Framework within all counselling sessions.
I currently offer individual and couples counselling appointments within a safe and private location in Peterborough PE1 and online.