Formally trained as an opera singer, I came to a point in life where I felt I needed a change of direction. I decided to train as a counsellor because I know from personal experience how life can at times be difficult and distressing. Having found how transformational and empowering therapy can be, I was inspired to help others discover personal happiness and fulfillment.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having graduated with a Distinction in a Postgraduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a member of their Children, Young People and Families Division, as well as their Coaching Division. I have experience working with adolescents and adults ranging in age from 13-80 and have worked with client issues including depression, anxiety, interpersonal or relational issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, social anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence and sexual abuse. I also have an interest in meditation and yoga, recognising how important the mind-body connection is to wellbeing and emotional health.
I consider myself to be first and foremost a person-centered therapist, but also like to work in a pluralistic way, recognising the individual and unique needs of each of my clients. I am trained in the use of CBT, and have a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. At the heart of my practice is the warm and genuine therapeutic relationship I have with my clients, which I believe comes from the therapeutic conditions that I offer; warmth and acceptance, a willingness to understand my clients from their point of view, and a commitment to be genuine and honest in all my interactions.
I believe passionately in what I do and I look forward to working with you, whether you are currently in the midst of a crisis, or would like to work towards a more joyous, fulfilled existence.