Having always had an interest in people and a real curiosity about why we do what we do, I was drawn to study psychology at A-Level. The theories that this exposed me to prompted some deep self-reflection.
This in turn encouraged me to access counselling for myself to combat symptoms of anxiety. Despite this specific initial focus, I found that therapy could offer me so much more & to my surprise, it evolved into a process of immense self discovery, acceptance and change.
I was overwhelmed by the benefits of this process and found that it had such a huge impact on my quality of life that I wanted to share it with others by training to be a Psychotherapist myself.
After my A-Levels, I attended the University of Brighton to study education. I had wanted to study psychology but felt the courses on offer were too research & science based & therefore would not fit with my more humanistic and experiential way of working.
Not long into my first year, I began to feel discontented & realised that a career in education was not the right path for me. After much thought, I made the difficult decision, with the support of my therapist, to leave university.
I then spent time as a graphic design intern and a marketing assistant before finding my way back to my original passion, when I completed a short counselling course at The Minster Centre in London. This course ignited my interest once again & reaffirmed my wish to become a therapist.
In September 2016, I commenced my training by enrolling on the diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling course at the Northern Guild. I began working with clients as soon as was possible & have now been in practice for over two years.
I have worked as a counsellor at the Toby Henderson Trust, where I specialised in supporting parents whose children have been, or are in the process of being, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here I was able to offer open ended, depth therapy and I have successfully helped clients who were experiencing a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, relationship issues & trauma.
I then gained further experience in a general mental health charity, where I offered brief counselling to people who have been referred by the NHS.
Alongside my counselling experience, I was part of a coaching company that works with parents to support them through the challenges of bringing up children. Here I was involved in all levels of the company from marketing and communications, to client contact & mentoring.
I qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in May 2019 and I am concurrently completing the Diploma in Psychotherapy, which I am due to finish in November 2020, when I will become a qualified Psychotherapist.
More about me
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor, trained at the Northern Guild for psychotherapy, which is one of the leading training institutes in the region.
I am a relational therapist who will tune in to you and your story to determine what it is you need from therapy in order to achieve your goals.
My core training is in Transactional Analysis & this forms the theoretical framework for the therapy that I offer. I integrate this theory with ideas & tools from the person-centred, creative & attachment based approaches.
I offer longer term therapy & most of my experience has been in working with people over a number of months or years to really understand the root of their problems, so as to create lasting, positive transformation.
I enjoy allowing for the process to develop naturally and in a way that reflects the individual. With me, you will be allowed the freedom to truly follow your own process; discovering your authentic self and implementing the changes that you seek at your own pace & in your own way, which really is the key to true, long lasting healing.
If you'd like to explore working with me further, I recommend we start by speaking over the phone or if you prefer, meeting for an initial consultation session. You can arrange these by emailing me here or using the button below: