Hi, I am a qualified counsellor whose approach and practice is person centred, what this means is that I believe we all experience and respond to life in our own unique way. I understand how life events and our response to them, shape who we are today and how this is in constant motion.
I appreciate how this can impact physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally, leaving us at times feeling overwhelmed, out of control or unbalanced... this is where I aim to offer support.
Through our commitment to working together I hope we can discover what your needs are in order to restore your balance, gain some clarity and find a way forward.
I believe that through my offering understanding, acceptance, respect and valuing the person that you are, will provide you with the foundations necessary to achieve your goals through building a stronger relationship with yourself. I do this by providing a place, a moment, a snapshot in time for you to be you, free from the constraints of 'I should' or 'I ought'...
Life isn't always easy and we can lose our way, become distracted or lose focus. I am there during these times with an aim to provide an alternative, to open a door as it were, a chance for you to discover yourself and explore change. There will be challenges, at times you may feel like giving up, but together I hope we will find a way for you to face these challenges, for you to allow yourself to press pause and take the time to reconnect, rebalance and focus, on you.
For you to learn and accept that tomorrow doesn't have to be like today, tomorrow can be different.
During my practice to date I have supported clients with issues concerning but not limited to :
- Trauma - Depression
- PTSD - Anxiety
- Stress - Suicide Ideation
- Abuse - Loss
I have a number of years experience within the Voluntary Sector for the adult and child workforce, previously concerning safeguarding children and encouraging parents in their role. I currently volunteer as a counsellor for a charity supporting adults whose lives have been impacted by abuse. I am a qualified counsellor with a;
Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Bsc (Hons) Behavioural Science
Access to Nursing and Social Work Training
- Issues Surrounding Sexual Abuse.
- Personality Orientations.
Counselling and wellbeing
The teaching profession can be an extremely rewarding but stressful and demanding job, with ever increasing numbers of teachers leaving the profession due to their high workload. Here at The Family of Learning Trust we place great emphasis on the wellbeing of both our pupils and our staff. Elements Therapies offer counselling sessions once a term for all members of staff within school who wish to take part. The Elements counsellors are professional and discreet when working with staff and always confidential. I would highly recommend Elements Therapies for any business or organisation wanting to invest in the wellbeing of their staff. The feedback from staff who have taken part has been extremely positive. - FP Headteacher