Qualifications, Experience and how i work
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
Carl R. Rogers
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and began my training at South Thames College where I learned the basic active listening skills which are the necessary grounding of a good counsellor. I then studied Sociology with the open university before moving on to do my core training, which was a integrative counselling degree BSC (hons) at Roehampton university.
My degree with Roehampton was a practise based program that combined psycho-dynamic, existential and person centred theoretical approaches. I believe this integrative approach to counselling helps me work in a less rigid way and allows the therapeutic relationship to grow in a way that best suits the needs of the client.
I see each person as an individual and the therapeutic approach is built around the client. Counselling is a joint venture so we work together to
build a healing therapeutic environment. throughout the process I allow room for the client to bring there true-self and we can check in honestly whats happening, whats working and whats not.
I have experience working with people with a wide range of presenting issues and from all walks of life. As well as my private practise i have worked in a general low cost counselling service, a Bereavement service, provided counselling within a prison and facilitated therapy groups and offered counselling in a psychosis rehabilitation service
On top of my core counselling training I continue to develop professionally, I have done various training's including working with complex trauma, mindfulness, working at relational depth, abuse, supervision and managing risk. I continue to learn and grow and stay relevant within the counselling world.
I partake in regular supervision with a fully qualified highly experienced supervisor.
I am a registered accredited member of the British association of counsellors and psychotherapists (BACP). I abide by there ethical code and am answerable to there complaints procedure. To become a registered BACP member you must pass there certificate of proficiency and maintain a consistent record of professional development. To become accredited you must submit a comprehensive example of your work that shows you work to the high standards set out to achieve accreditation to find out more please visit the BACP website
My personal development is important to me so i have regular personal therapy.