I work using a Person Centred Approach often drawing on a blend of Transactional Analysis, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. My Masters degree training and work experience enables me to practice as a integrative counsellor utilising a range of therapeutic approaches depending on your needs and goals.
This means that together we will explore your understanding and concerns, I will use a range of counselling skills through this process as we collaboratively explore and practice effective strategies that will help you to reach your therapeutic goals.
I specialise in working with those experiencing addiction – both substance and process, disordered eating, and trauma.
I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters degree in Women’s Studies – Eating Disorders and Addictions.
Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma
I am always engaged in professional development, I love staying up to date with current research and thinking in the field.
Apart from private practise I currently work with Circles South East where I provide counselling for clients with severe and enduring mental health difficulties as the result of sexual abuse, sex addiction, and other psycho-sexual issues. I also write online resources on the topics of psychology, positive psychology, mental health, addictions, and addictions recovery.
For the last 14 years I have worked in various helping roles with a wide section of the community for drug and alcohol services, homelessness services, and mental health services, in both the public and private sectors.