I trained as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), in partnership with Staffordshire University, where I gained a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for the counselling professions.
As a Humanistic therapist, I see you as unique and value your life experiences and how life events may have impacted upon you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and have the capacity and right to become the best version of yourself, as defined by you; finding contentment within your own thoughts and fulfilment within your life. I work in a way that promotes autonomy, supporting you to take back control in your life and clear some space to be able to let good things in, in the future. I truly value the power of the therapeutic relationship and the healing that can happen within it.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I draw on theories from a number of therapeutic modalities that support my relational approach, to help me better support you in finding meaning in whatever you may have experienced or may currently be experiencing. I work in a way that promotes communication and integration between parts of the self that you may feel cut off from, or even unaware of.
I have a wealth of experience supporting people with a range of issues; including addiction, the impact of adverse childhood experiences, self-esteem and a variety of mental health concerns, including, but not limited to PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety and depression. As someone who recognises and respects a person’s uniqueness, I have a keen interest in identity and how we see ourselves, and ourselves in relation to others and the world in general.
I can offer you a safe space where you can be your true self without the fear of being judged or frowned upon. I believe you deserve to be seen, acknowledged and respected for who you are, and not just for who you feel you need to be for others. I look forward to seeing you.