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Since qualifying as a counsellor over nine years ago I have worked independently as a counsellor and also as a volunteer counsellor for two charities, including a charity that supported people with disabilities and their families. With this charity I was a volunteer for four years and feel that I learnt so much from this experience, especially from my clients and other volunteers that I met there.
Having trained and worked in Leicester I have worked with clients of many different backgrounds, cultures, clients with English as a second language, and with many diverse reasons for seeking counselling. As an integrative therapist I have been trained in different approaches to counselling and can therefore adapt the therapy to better suit the client rather than adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
People choose to have counselling for many reasons. Sometimes we may know the cause but feel stuck with emotions that we can’t seem to change or we can’t understand why we have felt this way for this long. Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be an obvious explanation for how we feel. We may have feelings of low moods, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed but we just can’t put a finger on why. We may also feel isolated or alone in this and that other people wouldn’t understand.
Finding a suitable therapist and talking through this with them can help to explore our thoughts and feelings to understand them better so that we can find a different perspective, feel less stuck, less anxious and isolated and explore ways of how we could change.
I have a wide range of experience of client issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety and stress, bereavement, loss (eg relationships, work, ability), PTSD, sexuality and sexuality outside of cultural norms, self-harm, depersonalisation, trauma in childhood, and borderline personality disorder.
I understand how difficult it can be to talk to anyone about our thoughts and feelings, how uncomfortable or invasive this might feel, and my role is to provide a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space where you feel heard and are able to explore and understand your feelings. No issue is too unimportant or trivial and we would work at a pace that you feel comfortable with, and I would look forward to working with you.