FOR ADULTS, TEENS & YOUNG PEOPLE
Online ~ Face-to-Face ~ Outdoors
How can I help?
As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I work with people experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, stress, burnout, low self-esteem, and ‘stuckness’. I am here to offer support, encouragement and guidance towards a deeper understanding of yourself.
I also have experience working with work-related issues, bereavement, divorce, family and relationship problems, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks and depression, with particular experience and interest in working with anxiety-related issues.
I work in-person, online and also offer walk & talk sessions for those who prefer to be outdoors.
I work with each individual as a whole, unique person, offering different perspectives of the human experience. I adapt how I work with each person depending on their needs in the here-and-now. I draw upon different theories to ensure I work in response to each individual’s needs. I work in a Person-Centred way to help me see the world from your viewpoint. I am informed by Transactional Analysis (T.A.) to explore patterns of relating within yourself and with others. I also use tools to bring awareness to the body’s experience in the present moment combined with the practice of self-acceptance. I am also trained in the Rewind Technique – which uses guided imagery and visualisation to work safely and effectively with phobias and trauma.
Additionally, I have worked as a Children’s and Young Person’s counsellor in school and charity settings and bring in creative ways of working with young people and adults alike. I now work with teens (16+), young people and adults in full-time private practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working within their Ethical Framework to ensure a safe and professional practice.
After 11 years working as a knitwear designer in London and New York, and experiencing my own sense of anxiety, unease and burnout, in 2015/16 I retrained as a Health Coach (IIN) and a Yoga Teacher. In 2017, I left the world of corporate fashion behind me and began work as a Health and Wellbeing Mentor on a full-time wellness retreat. I then gained a licence as a Firework™ Career Change Coach (having been a client of the programme myself) and set up my private online coaching practice in 2018 – a programme that I still run and integrate into my counselling if and when appropriate.
I qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor in 2020 and have worked in charity, school and agency settings. I now work full-time in private practice.
How I Work
I offer face-to-face sessions in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and I work online via Zoom. I can also offer a blended option.
Additionally, I offer Walk & Talk therapy sessions on Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham.
Fees & Availability
£50 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes.
Sessions are held Monday – Friday. Mornings, lunchtime and early evening sessions available.
It’s important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with. I am happy to offer a free introductory call to help us discover whether we are the right fit to work together and how I can provide the support you need.
Just get in touch, and we’ll take it from there.
Qualifications & Training
– CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt)
– CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Mindfulness (in progress)
– CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
– CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
– Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
– The Rewind Technique (effective treatment for trauma (PTSD) and phobias)
– Walking Therapy
– ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for Adolescents with Russ Harris (author of ‘The Happiness Trap’)
– Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
– Licenced Firework™ Career Change Coach
– Certified Integrative Health Coach (IIN)
I also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through which my mindfulness and meditation practice grew and I bring elements of this into my work as and when necessary.
I have regular supervision in order to support me in providing the best service for you. All supervision is confidential.
I hold professional liability insurance with Howden and an enhanced DBS certificate.