Imogen is our current Counsellor-In-Training, and offers a small number of low-cost sessions on a Wednesday lunchtime. To access low-cost sessions please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 326 0043
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.