About

I value the uniqueness in each individual, seeking out and walking your own path, connection, integrity, openness and honesty. 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, in which 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 towards 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, with my offices based in Levenshulme (M19).

 

Theoretical basis

I practice from an integrative model of psychotherapy with a strong relational focus and having the person-centred conditions of acceptance, genuineness and unconditional positive regard at the core of my practice.

As an integrative therapist/counsellor I draw upon various elements of different theoretical orientations I have received training on. I predominantly draw aspects from Humanistic Therapies (Person-Centred, Egan Model). These involve past and present introspection, encourage your self-development and potential to live an authentic and meaningful life, alongside helping you solve problems and develop opportunities. Having been trained in both the Person-Centred approach and the Egan Model, I hold these approaches at the core of my practice as well as way of living.

I also draw upon Psychoanalytical Psychodynamic Therapies, which explore and focus on non-constructive patterns which are repeated in people’s lives, including relationship patterns, and how these past experiences might have influenced your present life and the way you understand the world.

I draw upon elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, which focus on how our thoughts influence the way we feel and ultimately respond within our personal world and in relation to others. I also integrate aspects of Mindfulness into my practice, utilising 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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