Life can be one big struggle at times and feeling alone can have a big impact on our life. Feeling alone doesn’t mean that you have nobody around you, it just means that inside you feel you are alone. Deciding you need somebody to talk to can take time and courage and when you are experiencing difficulties in your life, admitting to yourself that you need to talk to someone or need some help with the difficulties you are facing can be hard.
My counselling approach is Person Centred Therapy. By having a person centred approach, this means I recognise and trust human potential, providing clients with empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change. I offer support, guidance, and structure so that the client can discover personalised solutions within themselves. I work on a one to one basis and I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on your own personal needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My availability for counselling is flexible and can be discussed once contact has been made.
I completed my training through Doncaster College and University Centre. I have also trained under Doncaster Council and Doncaster Children’s Trust, Lindum College and currently undergo continuous training through Hallam Caring Services.
I have completed the following short continual professional development courses:
2 day First Aid Mental Health Training, Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse Awareness, ADHD Training, Basic Autism Training, Mindfulness Training
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills, Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 3 in Counselling Studies, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013, Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children, Young People & Adolescents, Level 3 Safeguarding, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
I currently work in two primary schools and one secondary school, providing Counselling and one to one support to Pupils and Teachers. I previously worked as a voluntary Counsellor for Doncaster Council and Doncaster Children’s Trust for 4 years. I have worked with adults and children who have experienced a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, self harm, low self esteem, relationship issues, emotional and physical abuse and traumatic life events
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Pregnancy and birth
- Sex problems
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Sessions – £40.00 per hour