I love life as it is now but this hasn’t always been the case. I’ve been through some dark times and have lived experience of trauma, anxiety, bereavement, grief and loss. You may have heard the term “the wounded healer”. It is my own experiences that have led me on this path of helping others.
When I was younger, my mum passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. This loss was devastating for me. However, there was no real time to grieve. Not more than 2 months later, I lost my dad to Dementia. I immediately stepped into the role of care giver and for 7 years grieved further loss, until he died. Like many others, I've also navigated the other ups and downs that life brings.
Healing didn’t happen over night and it was a combination of support from professionals, friends and self-help. This is the reason that I value the integrative approach to therapy, which brings together all of my skills and experience as a counsellor and coach.
I’m passionate about giving you the support you need too and I want you to get the best from counselling and coaching.
Although every experience is individual, I understand the emotional roller coaster of trauma and grief, as well as the pain that bereavement and loss brings. I get how debilitating anxiety and depression can be.
I know that life will never be the same again and adjusting to life after loss isn’t easy. However, I also know that it is possible when the time comes for you to adapt, heal and grow beyond your experiences. I also know that it is possible to navigate the complexities of trauma, anxiety and depression with the right support.
This is not the most important thing, however I also know that you feel reassured by the fact that I continue to invest in my professional development. I have lots of skills, interests and qualifications which make up my own unique style of supporting you through whatever it is that you’re facing. My knowledge and experience is all part of the mix when it comes to providing you with a compassion-led and non-judgemental service:
I am a Registered Counsellor with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership. Being a professional member demonstrates that I am held accountable for safe and ethical practice and that I care about keeping my skills and training up to date in order to be the best for you. It also means I undertake regular supervision from a qualified supervisor and my professional insurance is present and correct.
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