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About Me

I am a counsellor, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor based on the Isle of Wight, UK.  I have been working therapeutically with children, young people and adults since 2009.

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My Approach

 

I offer you a warm and safe environment to help you explore the reasons you have come to counselling, without judgement. I bring an integrative approach to the therapy which means that I use strategies from a variety of approaches, all depending on what you bring to therapy. This integrative approach allows me to tailor our work together for your specific needs.  It is important to me that you are getting the most appropriate support that works for you. I may use techniques from various counselling models including Humanistic counselling, Cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focussed therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, integrative sandplay therapy, play therapy skills, mindfulness & the creative arts.

I believe that you are the expert on your own life, we all have our own unique way of looking at the world. We will work together in order to support you to reach your full potential. Difficult life experiences may temporarily block our ability to reach our potential, but with the right support, we all have the ability to achieve our goals.

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“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go,
what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried”
Carl Rogers

My Experience

 

I have worked with many clients from all walks of life and with a diverse range of reasons that have brought them to therapy. I have many years of experience offering counselling, creative arts therapy and clinical supervision.  I have been in practice since 2009 and I work with children, young people, adults, and groups. 


Work experience includes: 
Education services – counselling in Primary & Secondary Schools as well as a university counselling service.
Private practice offering long-term and short-term therapy. 
Local Children’s Centres counselling parents/carers.
GP Surgeries. 
Employee Assistance Programmes.
Health Insurance Companies. 
NHS commissioned services.
Counselling for a Local Charity offering support to Children & YP aged 4-25 years. 
Counselling support for looked after children and young people (LAC).
Writing and delivering group programmes.

 

In addition to counselling, I have worked as a Clinical Lead and Safeguarding Lead for a Counselling & Psychotherapy Service supporting Children and Young people on the Isle of Wight. 

My Qualifications

 

BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People 
Certificate in Group Facilitation 
Certificate in Creative Supervision
Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
Certified Cyber Therapist – specialising in Children & Young People
Certificate in Integrative Sandplay Therapy 
Certified Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness Practitioner
Certificate in Rewind Therapy

 

Professional memberships & affiliations


MBACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
APCCA - Association for Person Centred Creative Arts – Associate Member
Creative Counsellors – Professional Member

ACTO - Association for Counselling & Therapy Online - Level 2 Professional Membership

NCFED - National Centre for Eating Disorders - Professional Member

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and completed a BACP accredited training. As a registered member of BACP, I work within their ethical framework & standards for good practice. 

I am fully insured, hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) Certificate and Level 3 Safeguarding Certificate. 
 

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