About

I value connection, integrity, openness, honesty, seeking out and walking your own path and the uniqueness in each individual. Believing that each person can be empowered to find their own answers, we’ll work together to facilitate insight, as well as to discover solutions to problems. I am confident in my ability to foster an environment of safety, trust, and acceptance. Together we can explore the aspects of your life which may be causing you pain and distress, where your potential feels limited, and where positive change can assist movement toward a more liveable life. I know that I am comfortable sharing a therapeutic space no matter your present state, and I’m not afraid to go with you into a dark place.

I have been working with clients since 2012, with a broad range of presenting issues including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-worth
  • Confidence
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma
  • Life changes
  • LGBTQ+ (identity, sexuality, gender)
  • Relationships
  • Separation and divorce

I provide counselling to adult individuals in Manchester from my office in Levenshulme (M19).

 

Theoretical basis

I practice from an Integrative model of psychotherapy with a strong relational focus. The core values of my practice are acceptance, warmth and unconditional positive regard.

As an integrative therapist/counsellor I draw upon various elements of different theoretical orientations I have trained in. I predominantly draw aspects from Humanistic Therapies (Person-Centred, Egan Model). These involve past and present introspection, problem-solving and encouraging your self-development in order to live a more authentic and meaningful life.

I also utilise Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Therapies, which explore repeating patterns in people’s lives. Insight into how past experiences influence a person’s understanding of the world can help to break these patterns and bring about positive changes.

In addition, elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies focus on how our thoughts influence the way we feel. This allows us to explore how we respond to stressful events within our personal world and in relation to others.

I also integrate aspects of Mindfulness into my practice, using theory to facilitate management of distressing emotional states.

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts: Counselling

University of Manchester

Postgraduate Diploma: Integrative Counselling

University of Manchester

Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Guidance Studies

Equivalent to Level 3 Counselling Skills Certificate

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

Bachelor of Arts Degree: Psychology

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)

 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Visit my BACP profile here.

Visit my Counselling Directory profile here.

Visit my Psychology Today profile here.

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Feel free to reach out via the contact page. From there we can start working collaboratively to improve your quality of life.

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