Offering a free initial consultation, I create a safe space ensuring you feel comfortable to discuss your problems
I work from Humanistic stance and integrate following approaches: Person-centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Mindfulness, Motivation Interviewing, Solution Focused Approach, Inner Child Healing, Creative Therapies and Compassionate Mind Training.
I have gained experience whilst working in the addictions field, as both a support worker and a counsellor, therefore, gaining a sound knowledge base on what treatment methods work best with all addictions and a good understand of what a client needs to ensure that they have a solid and continuous recovery. I understand the importance of helping a client to set up support networks once completing treatment to help them to maintain a strong sobriety.
Whilst working as a counsellor at a Carers centre, I counselled clients who face the challenging role of caring for loved ones. I helped them gain insight into the challenging role of becoming a carer and how to adapt to this new role. I have worked for a Community Mental Health Resource Centre counselling clients with issues such as addictions, abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, social anxiety, grief and loss. I have counselled clients who face the long-term chronic illness Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Helping them come to terms with the progress of their chronic illness whilst managing their anxiety and maintaining a level of independence.
I am experienced in facilitating psycho-educational groups on substance misuse, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, gaming addiction, love addiction, shopping addiction, internet addiction, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship dynamics, assertiveness, life-skills, nutrition training and healthy eating.
I integrate the following approaches and techniques: mindfulness mediation, visualisation, relaxation techniques, Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), mindful communication and assertiveness skills. To gain a better understanding of the mind-body connection, I explore healthy eating, balance diet and exercise as interventions to improve well-being alongside, stress management, distress tolerance and anger management.