I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. I trained as an integrative counsellor gaining my postgraduate diploma in London. After qualifying, I worked with adults on a long-term basis in a culturally diverse, East London community setting. Since then, my work has expanded to incorporate adults and children on a short and long-term basis. I became a supervisor in 2017 after obtaining my consultative supervision qualification at the University of South Wales. My counselling approach is integrative, which includes mainly elements of psychodynamic, existential, humanistic and trans-cultural therapies although I also use CBT techniques to support clients. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
While my practice is informed by an integrative approach, I believe it is the counselling relationship that is central in determining the outcome of any therapeutic relationship. I have been fortunate to provide counselling in a variety of settings including secondary schools, voluntary organisations, bereavement charities and private practice. This has provided me with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people from the age of 11 upwards.
Life can be stressful and challenging at times making it difficult to cope. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to find a way through difficult life experiences. My areas of experience have included but are not limited to, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement, attachment and health related issues.
As a supervisor I work with both trainee and experienced counsellors and offer an opportunity for therapists to explore their work in a supportive and creative way. I have provided supervision on an individual and group basis. I am available to book for supervision.