Following several years of post-graduate study I qualified as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. As well as an additional diploma in CBT, I have also studied psychosexual psychotherapy, Jungian psychology and I am a meditation practitioner. My experience includes several years working as a counsellor within an NHS referral service. I have additional training in attachment theory, FGM, working with children of borderline personalities, pornography addiction, OCD and a few other areas - I regularly add to my training.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), who ensure that all members are sufficiently trained and work within an ethical framework.
In the world of counselling and psychotherapy there are a variety of different approaches that therapists use with their clients. For many people the idea of psychotherapy will conjure up images of the eccentric Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Other people may have experienced some brief therapy in the form of CBT on the NHS. Both of these forms of therapy can be extremely useful and successful.
As a therapist I believe that an Integrative approach works best for my clients. Using several distinct models of counselling and psychotherapy together allows me to offer clients a broader therapeutic range. The core of my approach focuses on openness, warmth and a non-judgmental attitude. No two people are the same, and therefore using an integrative approach enables flexibility with the client and their individual therapeutic journey. As well as working with clients one-to-one, I also regularly write and provide expert opinion for magazines, newspapers and blogs around subjects such as relationships, stress, mindfulness, anxiety and mental health.