Imogen, our student counsellor, is not able to take any new clients as she is coming to the end of her placement with us.
Now in my last year of the Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am supporting people with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, low self-esteem, substance misuse and issues of being affected by someone else’s substance misuse, being a carer, loss and bereavement (specialising in bereavement through substance misuse and suicide).I am working with people presenting with sexual abuse trauma and dissociation issues.
I have a person-centered perspective and I hold that human wisdom comes in many different vessels. My life-long interest is around appreciating the quality of wisdom and how its application, along with self-knowledge can lead towards a more fulfilled life.
I incline towards an ‘integrated’ approach around therapeutic skills and techniques as I have found that ‘one size does not fit all’ from my work with young people and their families and in my own life.
I am interested in furthering my multi-cultural (cross cultural) counselling practice and in helping people explore their spiritual and/or existential identities.
To me, all humans hold the potential to experience personal peace despite the cards they may have been dealt at birth and childhood.
Where it all started
I took up photography, initially thinking it would take me around the world but in fact it bought the world to me. Eventually I applied those skills and became a community artist and I learnt to teach using photography as a tool to improve the English language skills of refugees and asylum seekers and young people who struggled to fit into school. From there I became a youth worker with a substance misuse specialism. Undertaking counselling training now is a natural step to hone my ability to build trusting supportive relationships with adults.