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About Me

Before training as a therapist, I studied English Literature and am passionate about the power of storytelling, language and the ability they have to influence and create change. A lot of people carry around a story that they have not created themselves – one that they have been told and believed to be the truth. Therapy can give you a confidential and accepting space to begin to re-narrate your life and tell your story as you experienced it rather than what you were told happened. I invite you to give a voice to parts of yourself that would otherwise remain hidden and silent.

I am a parent, an avid book worm and a lover of nature – all of which have shaped the kind of therapist and human I am and influence the work I do.

Above all I feel privileged to do this work and to support clients with whatever they wish to bring to the therapy space.

Experience

Helpline support – Samaritans
Helpline and Drop in volunteer – Survivors Network, Brighton
Counsellor -As You Are, Southwick
Counsellor – Waterbear College of Music, Brighton

My approach

I work with you as a fellow human being rather than focusing solely on the issues you bring to the counselling space. I have experience of working with as wide range of clients and circumstances including those struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse and violence including childhood sexual abuse and ritual abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Identity issues
  • Perinatal wellbeing – including pre and post-nataL depression and supporting parents


Qualifications, Training and Professional Membership

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton.
  • Level 2 and 3 in Counselling Skills, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
  • MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Literature, University of Sussex
  • BA in English and Drama, University of Sussex

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework.

I have regular clinical supervision to ensure my work adheres to the BACP’s standards and that the work I am doing is in the client’s best interest.

I am committed to continuing professional development and learning. Recent training I have undertaken includes:

  • Trauma training for Therapists
  • Working with Shame
  • Understanding Anger
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Anxiety, Neuroscience and the Body
  • Working with race-based trauma and stress
  • Working Therapeutically with Disordered Eating
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Working with Body Focused Distress
  • Pre-trial Therapy – supporting those going through the legal system following sexual abuse or assault.
  • Embracing Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Working with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sex, Relationships and Attachment
  • Working Therapeutically with Self-injury and Self-harm
  • Understanding Dissociation: Trauma as Personal and Collective Experience

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