What is it and why is it useful?
Counselling provides a way to explore, constructively reflect and make sense of your difficulties or situation. In an environment that provides a safe space through empathy, acceptance and confidentiality you can engender meaningful change.
There are endless reasons to come to counselling. Whether you are struggling with low mood, stress, anxiety and panic, relationship difficulties, identity issues, past trauma, health difficulties, loss, self-esteem and confidence, or feeling lost and dissatisfied with life counselling can allow you to better understand your position and through discussions start to find your own solutions.
WHAT KIND OF COUNSELLOR AM I?
I am a BACP accredited counsellor. I trained and identify as a pluralistic counsellor. Pluralistic counsellors believe that there is no "right" or "best" therapeutic approach. There is no one cause or way to understand distress and as such there is no one right method of treatment. Each individual brings their own unique understanding of their problems, experiences and ideas of what is useful. You are the expert on yourself. I as the therapist have the role of helping you create greater awareness of yourself and your problem to allow for the possibility of change.
I see counselling as a dynamic and collaborative process. I tailor my approach to your needs through conversations, shared decision making and reflecting together on ways to meet your goals.
I use a range of therapeutic methods including: CBT, humanistic, solution-focused, and person-centred.
EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS
I qualified as a counsellor in 2012 and since then have been working in the therapeutic field. As a counsellor and therapist I have worked in numerous settings including charities, the NHS and higher education.
i have worked with a range of issues including but not limited to: stress, trauma and abuse, anxiety, panic, depression, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity crisis, bereavement, addiction, dissatisfaction with life or feeling stuck, decision making, and long term conditions and illness.
I have an interest in working with those with ADHD, who struggle to manage their ADHD symptoms. I have undergone specific training and research in ADHD and therapeutic methods to engender positive change for those with ADHD. I am always keen to work with individuals who wish to explore ways of managing their ADHD symptoms and find acceptance of their self.
MSc in Counselling
MSc in Psychology
PGCert in Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (low intensity CBT interventions)
BA in Globalisation Studies and identity
Tilley, E., McLeod, J., & McLeod, J. (2015). An exploratory qualitative study of values issues associated with training and practice in pluralistic counselling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 15(3), 180-187.
20 Mercers Row
There is parking on site for both cars and bikes.
Citi3 or the Park and Ride 2 and stop at Stanley Road. Walk down Garlic Row to where it intersects with Mercers Row.
I work Sundays from 10am-1pm.
If you wish for alternative hours please get in touch to negotiate.
Phone: 01223 969 387
Feel free to leave a message with contact details and I will get back to you as soon as possible.