I am a qualified Counsellor, having graduated from Brighton University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
In working with clients, I aim to offer a non-judgemental, compassionate and safe environment, where together we can reflect on and try to make sense of some of the challenges you may be experiencing in your life.
I see counselling as a collaborative working relationship; where you are the expert on your own lived experience, and where my role is to work with you in honest and open dialogue to facilitate an exploration of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, meanings and concerns. During counselling sessions, I can help you to examine what is going on, spot your patterns and gain further understanding of the connections between your experiences and the way you feel, think and behave. I believe that by developing a greater awareness of the person we are – how we respond to the world, to relationships with others and with ourselves – we can create better opportunities for self-understanding, acceptance and change.
I have experience of working with clients facing a range of difficulties and have a particular personal interest in the topics of belonging and aloneness. I also have specific training and experience in working with gambling addictions and also in supporting those affected in relationships with problem gamblers.
I am committed to my own continuous professional development, including further training and on-going supervision. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their ethical guidelines.