About me

Collaborative counselling built around your goals

My services

I offer counselling for adults (age 18+) who are facing various challenges in their lives. I specialise in supporting people in the following areas:

  • Autism and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

My approach

I’m a trainee integrative psychotherapist, which means that I am trained in different therapeutic approaches that I combine to support you to achieve your goals. For example, we might use Gestalt therapy to explore your present difficulties, or Psychodynamic therapy to explore how your past is affecting you in the present. We may also incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to uncover practical ways to manage challenges that you're currently facing. 

I believe each person is a unique individual who moves through counselling at their own pace. This journey is not always straightforward, but we can work collaboratively to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings to enable you to lead a more fulfilling life.

I'm autistic and ADHD myself, which gives me an additional layer of insight and understanding when I support neurodivergent people. 

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“I believe that psychological distress occurs as a result of difficult life experiences - not as a result of there being something 'wrong' with you”

My experience

I have 12 years’ experience of supporting people to improve their emotional psychological wellbeing, working for specialist charities and healthcare providers across both inpatient and community settings.

I have extensive experience of working with neurodivergent people. I am Chief Executive of Aurum, a charitable organisation supporting autistic women and girls in Worcestershire, and also work as an autism mentor, supporting autistic employees and their managers. I have a particular interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma, and I provide counselling at a charity for survivors of sexual violence.

I am trained to diploma level equivalent in Integrative Counselling and am completing my MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have a MSc and PhD in Psychology. For full details, please see my qualifications below.

I am registered with the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

My qualifications

Ongoing

MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 

2021

PhD Psychology

2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Research

2011

MSc Health Psychology

2010

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology

2009

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2009

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology

2007

BSc Medical Studies

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