If you were to decide to contact with me, I hope you would find me welcoming, friendly and very easy to confide in. My aim will always be to help you to feel safe and respected. Initially you may not know how to find the right words, or be able to convey what it is that makes you feel low at times, but this is okay, and is very common. I'm a firm believer in people being given the space, freedom and time for them to make their own decisions. My experience shows that it's not uncommon for people to seek help because, in the past, their opinions, ideas, thoughts, and autonomy has, perhaps, been dominated, belittled or simply ignored by someone else. I will always offer a non-judgemental space for you to explore your inner self, your true self.
I have been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2004 and have worked mainly in the voluntary and educational sectors. Prior to training, I was a volunteer with the Leicester Samaritans which helped me to decide that, supporting people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health needs was something I wanted to pursue. And having worked in the voluntary sector for the past 15 years, I am currently perusing volunteering opportunities with a charity that supports those who are homeless.
And finally, with my own personal journey, I have recently completed the SODEN Reiki First Degree of Usui Reiki with Marion McGeough, Reiki Master & Teacher. It is my intention to complete the Second Degree whereby I will be able to incorporate this very powerful, energy healing treatment as part of my work, but until then I am only permitted to practice on my friends and family.
Private Practice Grange Farm Oadby - 2013 - Present
Short-term counselling and open-ended Psychotherapy
Leicester Counselling Centre - 2007 - October 2015
I worked with adults psychotherapeutically for up to 2 years.
De Montfort University - 2010 - present
I work with undergraduates offering counselling for up to 12 sessions
University of Leicester
Postgraduate Diploma, Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited)
Certificate, Psychodynamic Counselling
Professional membership MBACP (Accred)
As an Accredited, Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) www.bacp.co.uk, I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and, as part of this, undertake monthly, ongoing supervision, which is a requirement for all working practitioners. I also undertake the required number of Continual Professional Development modules to keep abreast with current developments/research in mental health.