“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” – S. Freud
Life can be very challenging and taking the first step into counselling can be one of the most difficult choices.
Whether you are looking for short term support or want to explore deeper issues on a more open-ended basis, my main goal is to offer you a warm, friendly, confidential, caring, non-judgmental and supportive space for you to safely explore your challenges at your own pace and to be truly listened to.
Through counselling, clients can re-discover their authentic-self, increase self-acceptance, self-worth and self-awareness, develop resilience and self-compassion, reduce anxiety or stress, improve their mood, feel more connected spiritually, unlock their potential and find the courage, confidence and inspiration to continue to thrive.
Counselling is not advice giving. I cannot tell you what to do and my role is not to ‘fix’, but I can help you look at issues from a different perspective and support you to find your own solutions and strategies to allow you to move forward.
I am a qualified counsellor based in Bedfordshire and I work nationally via video platforms, such as Zoom. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I am bound by BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that I follow BACP principles and values, I have regular supervision and undertake CPD. In addition, I hold an up to date DBS Enhanced Certificate and professional insurance. I offer 50 minute one-to-one, open-ended sessions and I work with young people aged 18+ and adults.
Therapy is individual and it is ultimately tailored to your personal needs. My approach to counselling is Integrative with a humanistic ethos, which means I am able to apply a range of different techniques and approaches – including Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Existential – to suit your issues and preferred way of working. Confidentiality is extremely important when building an honest and trustworthy therapeutic relationship and it will be discussed during our initial consultation via telephone, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and explore together the best way forward for you.
I have experience working within a therapeutic setting with a range of issues. These include anxiety, attachment disorder, behaviour problems, bereavement, bullying, carer support, depression, domestic violence, emotional abuse, family issues, low self-confidence, relationship problems, self-harm, separation and divorce, separation anxiety, sexuality, spirituality, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma, work-related stress.
I am currently studying towards a Certificate in Relational Counselling with Relate.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Bedfordshire Centre for Therapeutic Studies
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling – Bedford College
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Bedford College
CPCAB Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills – Bedford College
Level 3 Award in Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
Hold a current DBS Check
CACHE Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
I would love to hear from you!
You can book a 30 minutes free consultation with me.
I will gladly call you back and answer any questions you may have.
My usual days of work are:
Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 2.30 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm