I am qualified, experienced psychotherapist/counsellor, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) from Leeds Beckett University. My experience includes work for Leeds Mind, Leeds City College, and Community Links.
I work by creating a therapeutic relationship with you. Within this relationship, we address whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I am skilled at providing a reassuring presence within which you can feel safe, heard and understood.
I believe that many of the difficulties we encounter in life are related to problems in our interpersonal relationships, whether at home, in the family, with a partner, or at work. Sometimes, it’s our relationship with ourselves which becomes difficult. My training in the relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy means that I am well placed to support my clients to explore these issues.
My work is integrative; my early training was in person centred therapy, increasingly I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I support people with a variety of different emotional and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, autism / neurodiversity, alcohol and substance abuse, difficulties with work, self-esteem, identity, the search for meaning.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and receive monthly clinical supervision.
I am experienced at delivering short term issue specific counselling as well as longer open-ended therapy, please feel free to get in touch to discuss your needs.