I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor with Person Centred Theory at the core of my work, which means I believe that everyone has an innate capacity to grow emotionally and psychologically towards the goals of self-actualisation and personal fulfilment. I use CBT and Transactional Analysis alongside my core approach where appropriate.
The relationship between counsellor and client is a special one. I treat every client as a unique individual, building trust and support, offering clients a place free from judgement.
I completed my training several years ago and whilst in training counselled people with addictions at Turning Point in Somerset and I continue to be a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement in Somerset. I have also had experience working with a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, trauma and stress, low self-esteem, relationships, self-harm and abuse.
Working creatively with children & young people’s Counselling.
More recently I completed a Post Qualifying diploma in counselling children and adolescents, as my background is working in schools supporting young people with emotional needs.
Counselling is for any young person who’s having problems. Whether depression, anxiety and mental health concerns or issues with parents, people at school or loss and bereavement, talking to a trained counsellor can help. I work creatively which helps the client express and explore muddled feelings and upsetting events, helping them understand and be understood.
I currently see clients at my home in Yeovil; this is a calm and safe space to explore your feelings. It is easy access from Yeovil, Sherborne and surrounding areas and has off road parking.
I have a clear DBS check, up-to-date training in safeguarding. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
All counsellors operate to a code of ethics to ensure that what is shared with them remains confidential to enable the development of trust.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework.