I am a fully qualified Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapist. I completed my Postgraduate Diploma with The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in 2021.
I pay close attention to issues regarding discrimination and inequality that clients may experience in their lives, and endeavour to work following the principles of anti- discriminatory practice. Please ask me about this if you wish to explore or challenge how I address this in my work.
My primary placement hours were completed at a cancer charity (where I continue to work) and I have supported clients going through their own cancer journey, or that of someone close to them. Working with loss and bereavement is an important part of that work and an area that I have studied and worked with, with compassion, care and commitment. Many people don't wish to burden their families or loved ones but need to talk honestly about fear, loss, and grief with someone who can sit with their distress and accept every part of that experience with them.
Grief and loss don't just relate to death; we can grieve the loss of identity, health, security or relationships or be dealing with anticipatory grief when we are facing the loss of someone close to us.Identifying and sharing your loss in counselling can be extremely useful, growthful and supportive.
Many people are navigating the grief and losses experienced through the Covid-19 pandemic. I have offered psychotherapy support throughout the pandemic & can provide time and space for you to process and understand the impact this may have had on your life.