I am a professionally qualified and BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with extensive experience for over twenty years. My experience embraces working with PTSD in a spinal injury unit, over two years as a sessional counsellor at Hull University, referrals from EAPs as well as varied private clients with diverse issues.
Those who seek counselling are just ordinary people who are looking for objective support to get through a difficult time, and to make changes that would empower them. Counselling is a process where the client is supported to find her/his answers to the problems that they bring to the sessions. I believe that we all have the capacity to resolve our problems, and that we often have more choices than we think.
I am a wheelchair user having been injured in a road traffic accident many years ago while serving in the army in the Middle East, therefore I have personal experience of having to adjust to major changes in my life.
Does talking therapy work? Yes, for many people it does, and we could discuss this at the assessment session. My aim is to provide a safe, containing environment where my clients can express and explore difficult feelings and thoughts in complete confidence. It may be very difficult for you to pick up the phone but perhaps that first brave act may lead you to your making positive changes to your life.
I am currently a registered student with cpcab working towards a Level 6 award in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.
Abuse, Anxiety, Disability, General counselling, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Sexual identity, Sexuality
BA (Hons), 2007; Dip Integrative Couns, 2001
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work