As a person-centered psychotherapist/counsellor I believe that the person who knows what is best for you, is you. I won’t be working through ‘workbooks’ or ‘assigning homework’, nor will I be telling you what to do or how to think and feel. I believe that those thoughts and feelings are best coming from inside you, rather than imposed upon you.
I trained at the Sherwood institute, graduating with a Pg.Dip in the person-centered approach.
My background is in psychology, and I have an undergraduate and a masters degree in the subject. I am also currently finishing my PhD, looking at gender and sexual diversity in sex education in English high schools.
Previously I have worked at the Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) as a volunteer counsellor, and as well as working in private practice, I am the founder of Timeout counselling, a charity counselling organisation based locally.
During training and since qualifying, I have attended a number of training courses and conferences (and I also hold training for therapists on a regular basis). It is important to me to keep my knowledge about my specialist topics, as well as more general information up to date.
I regularly attend the Pink Therapy conferences (held annually)
I attend the BAPCA conference (biannually)
I organise a local group of person-centered counsellors that meets monthly
I am trained in focusing to level two and am currently in training to complete my focusing levels.
I am a registered member of BACP (178139) and I provide private counselling/psychotherapy for individuals in the local area.