I am a person-centred trained counsellor and have just over seven years professional experience including work for a national charity. I bring compassion, creativity and humour to our work and offer a warm and respectful relationship. Counselling will give you time and space to get in touch with what you need to help you move forwards.
Bereavement affects us all and can leave us feeling overwhelmed, lonely and isolated. Grief can be a painful emotion we often have little idea how to cope with, and we may try to avoid it or push it away. Sometimes the death of a loved one can remind us of all the other losses we have suffered, such as the loss of a partner, a job opportunity, a homeland or the loss of our world as we know it. But without attending to our grief we may become numb not just to our pain but to other more joyful and exuberant emotions, depriving ourselves of the richness of life and cutting us off from our true nature.
Our time together will offer you a space to talk about your experience and find your own understanding.
I am also trained in Shamanic Journeywork, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and Gendlin’s ‘focusing’ where attention is given to the body and somatic field as part of the therapeutic process. I am also qualified to work online via video link and by telephone.
I currently work online via zoom, face to face at the Wellness Space in Todmorden, or outdoors.
If you would like to make contact for the first time by having an informal conversation by telephone or email just get in touch. Alternatively please contact me to arrange an initial appointment and I will send you a link to zoom.
Postgraduate Diploma: Advanced Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies (Supervision) 2020 University of Salford
Diploma Person-Centred Counselling 2013 accredited by the National Counselling Society
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is an accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and it means I work to their high standards and abide by their code of ethics.
I carry professional indemnity and public liability insurance and I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
I have regular supervision to support my client work.