A little about me
If you are reading this it’s probably fair to assume you or someone you care about, are having some difficulties and I understand asking for help can be really difficult.
Trying to find the ‘right’ therapist on top of these daunting feelings is enough to discourage you from seeking the help you may need.
Therapy isn’t for everyone. It can be hard work looking inwardly and with that can bring lots of emotions. I hold a deep respect for anyone who wants to change something about themselves. My clients say I am welcoming, trusting and easy to talk to, along with a decent sense of humour (this may be a stretch!).
The principles of effective treatment should attend to the multiple needs of an individual, not just the substance abuse, anxiety or depression.
No two people are the same therefore no single treatment is appropriate for everyone. Using an integrative approach matters as it allows me to tailor make our sessions together specifically to you, your personality and current challenges without shoe-horning you into a specific therapeutic approach that may not suit you.
My preferred style of practice is less of looking behind at the past but more, helping move you on to where and who you would ideally like to be from today.
Clearly our pasts are an important part of who we are and how we think and behave, but sometimes we take unhealthy parts of our past into the adult version of who we are now and that can be hugely restraining.
The modalities I practice use effective therapies which are evidence-based and rigorously researched over time. Based on sound scientific research and implemented practice, evidence based modalities offer a greater chance of long-term recovery and healthy outcomes.
After completing my training in 2016, I hold a Certificate of Achievement with First Class Honours in Addictive Disorders and Counselling. I have worked in the college community with students aged 18+ where I saw many issues such as anxiety and depression that so often went hand in hand with various types of substance misuse. Like most people, my family had not escaped these things either but I realised quite quickly, my heart lay with those experiencing the challenges of stress, depression and destructive habits.
After returning to the UK I achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction Psychology and Counselling and I am currently an Advanced Practitioner and Accredited Member of Addiction Professionals and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision. Through my ongoing Professional development in the field of Counselling, I pride myself on learning how best to work with others struggling with the chaos, confusion and often loneliness associated with mental health issues. I continue to be humbled by the strength and courage of those who seek change.
Your life doesn't get better by chance it gets better by change - Jim Rohn
I am fully insured and attend continued professional development workshops, seminars and have regular clinical supervision.
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