Member of UKCP
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Seeking a counsellor or therapist can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to therapy. It takes courage to take the first step and it is important that you find the right person for you. With compassion, curiosity, playfulness, and open-mindedness, I provide a safe and confidential environment for exploration of life challenges without fear of judgement.
My training and Qualifications
I trained at Terapia in London which is accredited by Middlesex University.
Prior to training to be a psychotherapist I was a teacher for ten years, specialising in drama but also in primary and secondary special educational needs.
My qualifications include:
BA (Hons) Drama, MA in Scriptwriting,
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS),
Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Counselling,
Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling,
I am a fully accredited member of UKCP; I follow the ethical and professional requirements of regular supervision and dedication to continuing professional development by attending regular training.
In addition to working in private practice I also work within the charity Trust House Reading supporting children, young people, adults, and families who have experienced and / or been affected by sexual harm.
My approach with each client varies, as I focus on individuality and personal needs. I work integratively, drawing upon a range of therapeutic theories, modalities, and practices. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist; what I mean by this is I am client-led but there are times where I may offer interventions that can support personal exploration, growth, and healing. My work is guided by early developmental experiences and is attachment focused and trauma informed. Often challenges we are faced with in the present can be traced back to the past; and the coping strategies that may have been useful no longer serve or offer comfort. I believe through relationships healing can take place, therefore fundamental to the therapy I offer is creating a strong therapeutic relationship as a foundation for us to work collaboratively from.
What I offer
Weekly individual sessions in person (50 minutes) at the Cornerstone in Wokingham or remotely via Zoom or telephone for you to have therapy from the comfort and safety of your own environment.
Parent reflective sessions (50 minutes) on either a weekly or fortnightly basis where together we can explore your child’s challenges and their internal world and what their presenting behaviour is communicating about their present needs.
Short- or long-term therapy contracts.
For all services there is an initial assessment session; this allows us to talk about what you need and for you also to decide whether I am the right professional for you.
I have years of experience of working with young people with a range of medical diagnoses and disabilities; I understand how restricting life can be. There is wheelchair access, and I would be happy to risk assess with you ahead of the initial assessment to give peace of mind that all your medical needs could be accommodated.
I have experience working with a wide range of life challenges including but not limited to:
I enjoy working creatively and offer the following mediums within therapy:
- Sand Tray
- Drama and movement
- Creative writing
Please enquire via email or phone for further information, fees, and my cancellation policy.
I look forward to hearing from you.