I understand that taking the first step to ask for help can be hard. I am able to offer a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of difficult feelings.
Some of the areas I can support you with include; anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, abuse, confidence, domestic violence, sexuality, identity, panic attacks and bereavement.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I comply with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I completed my training in London at Goldsmiths University and at the Gestalt Centre. I have a certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling and a BACP accredited Diploma in Gestalt Counselling.
I have experience working for the student counselling service at Regents University, London. I currently work for Metro, a charity based in South East London, supporting LGBT+ young people and adults. My counselling practice is LGBT+ affirmative.
I have worked as a caseworker in the domestic violence sector for the last 14 years, supporting women who have experienced physical, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse. This experience has enabled me to develop an extensive understanding around how people can be impacted by trauma, both in their childhood and adult lives and particularly how this can affect future relationships and how people make contact with others. I have an interest in working with trauma and the way in which this is held in the body. I can provide a safe, containing environment where traumatic experiences can be explored.
I am available on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Fridays and Saturday Mornings at The Sunflower Centre. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial session or discuss any questions you may have.