I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Blackburn. I hold a BA Honours Degree in Counselling and I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work mainly within the Person-Centred Approach and have trained in other modalities allowing for a more integrative way of working, if that is what you require.
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 (you can find out about these approaches in the ‘Counselling’ section). My experience as a counsellor so far has been in trauma, abuse, bereavement, terminal illness, sexuality, cultural/religious identity, carers, self-esteem, self-confidence, stress, anxiety, depression and spiritual growth.
I work with everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability, on a one-to-one basis. I have been practising since September 2016.
My interests and fascinations lay in the relational qualities of therapy. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the very essence of therapy and I aim to foster an environment that allows client to be themselves completely, without judgement. I trust clients ability to have within themselves, the wisdom to carry themselves forward. They are the experts in their own lives and know what they require for their own personal development, growth and coming to terms with losses. I believe that the ‘wisdom’ is the authentic self, and tuning in, can bring forth epiphanies and realisations of your full potential.
Contact me for more information, questions about counselling or to book a session.