Sometimes in life we can get stuck. We can get stuck in unhelpful ways of thinking or behavioural patterns. Getting stuck can impact on our relationships and on our general well-being. From personal experience I know that working with a counsellor whenever we feel stuck can bring real positive change and can help us get ‘unstuck’.
I have had the privilege of helping many people to move from a position of feeling stuck to a place where they feel able to make positive changes in the way they think or behave. I love being on this journey with people and I love seeing the difference an effective counselling relationship can make in people’s lives.
I have trained as a counsellor for six years and I hold an MA from the University of Manchester. I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I incorporate different styles and techniques into my counselling approach. This includes CBT techniques, the Egan model and Person-Centred theory. At the heart of my approach to counselling is the client, which means that I am flexible and I adjust my approach to the client’s needs.
I have worked as a counsellor within the charity sector as well as in educational settings such as primary- and secondary schools. I have also experience in working as a mentor for young people and students, and in offering pastoral counselling.
I work with both adults and young people who might struggle with issues such as
- relationship difficulties.
My special area of interest is the concept of self-care and how it can help prevent, or deal with, stress and burnout. I have carried out research in this area and my findings were published in Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal.