I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with a strong background in sexual trauma. I have worked with a variety of client groups including young people, those with bereavement issues, survivors of rape and sexual abuse, people who have been trafficked, adults with a learning disability and physical illness.
My approach to counselling is fairly simple; I believe that people are the experts in their own healing. However for many reasons, we can lose touch with this and feel disempowered and disengaged in our own emotional worlds. I see my role as helping people to find their own ways back to themselves and their ways to heal.
I work in a person-centred manner, incorporating other ways of working where appropriate. This means that I follow the lead of the client and aim to empower them in finding their own way rather than my dictating what would be best. I believe this provides the deepest level of emotional healing and provides people with the tools, and faith in themselves, to better face emotional upset in the future.
Where it all started
I’ve always been fascinated by people and after working on a young people’s helpline, I knew that counselling was what I wanted to do. Relating with people at the level which the counselling relationship allows and being able to work with people to see them grow and change is a real privilege and one of the most rewarding aspects of this work.