I am a humanistic integrative counsellor, trained in Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and psycho-spiritual theories. I am also a trained Equine Facilitated Practitioner so bring an element of energy and body work into the counselling room.
I have an avid interest in the natural world, complementary therapies and spiritual development. I've had previous careers in the British Army, Police, Education, fostering and a previous business in Natural Therapies for both Animals and People.
Along with private practice, I work at a GP surgery as a Lead Health Coach & Counsellor supporting adults with various diagnosis. I have set up a small counselling service within the surgery and facilitate a Mental Health Peer Support Group once a month.
Humanistic Integrative (Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred and Psycho-spiritual)
Short term Counselling (6-10 sessions)
Ongoing Counselling if required.
What to expect:
First session is an assessment, to assess your needs/if I can support you best
6-10 counselling sessions recommended initially, ongoing support if required
End your sessions any time you wish
Training, qualifications & experience
Working in primary care supporting adults and young persons with low moods, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-harm and bereavement.
Short term counselling and ongoing support.
Group retreats to connect to nature.
Facilitate Mental Health Peer Support Group once a month, looking into counselling theories such as Transactional Analysis to look at self, relationships and personal history to help support changes.
BSc Hons Animal Science (Behaviour & Welfare), PGCE in Secondary Science (Biology), Qualified Teacher Status, LEAP Cert in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning, Therapeutic Counselling Diploma, MBACP, Youth MHFA, First Aid Certificate and Certificate in Health Coaching for Behaviour Change.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with: