My primary focus is on creating an empathic, safe confidential and non-judgemental environment by building a strong therapeutic alliance that brings about self-reflection and self-awareness.
My approach is informed by my integrative training in counselling psychology, combining elements of person centred, psychodynamic and CBT models of therapy, this enables me to create an approach which is tailored.
I value the importance of regular clinical and academic supervision in addition to personal therapy and continued personal development. I believe this has facilitated a greater degree of self-awareness through reflexivity. Through working on my own emotional trauma I have come to realise the value of processing difficult and at times conflicting emotions and that we are all capable of growth
My background is in health psychology where I worked in the field of behaviour change interventions for several years working in smoking cessation and functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Whilst working as a health psychologist I noted the impact emotional trauma had on psychical and mental health and how this affected health related behaviours such as eating. This led me to embark on a journey towards becoming a counselling psychologist