I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Blackburn and I hold a BA Honours Degree in Counselling. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
My training over a 4-year period has been in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Therapy.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling on a one-to-one basis for young persons (14+) and adults, and have experience in the following areas;
- Sexual abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Neglect
- Inner Child Recovery
- Disconnection to self
- Cultural/religious identity
- Impacts of immigration
- 1st/2nd generation of immigrant parents
- Carers support
My interests lay in the relational qualities of therapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the very essence of therapy. I have a keen interest in using the therapeutic relationship to help facilitate growth. I have witnessed and experienced how we assign unconscious ‘roles’ to people we barely know. These roles carry with them conditions and values that may not be yours, yet they seep into your quality of life. Finding who you are, rather than who you ought to be, is freeing and liberating.
I aim to foster an environment that allows you to be yourself completely, without judgement. I trust your ability to have within yourself, the wisdom to carry yourself forward. You are the expert in your own life and know what you require for your own personal development, growth and coming to terms with losses. Tuning into your inner self, your inner voice, can bring forth epiphanies and realisations of your full potential.
My part in your journey is to listen to you, understand you, earn your trust, to witness and feel your life, your loves, losses, trauma, all you carry and feedback to you what you tell me, challenge the masks you hold, so you can begin hear and witness yourself, and heal.
Contact me to book sessions and for any questions you may have about counselling.