I am a Qualified integrative counsellor who is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a Sex addiction counsellor and a member of Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC). My professional background has its roots in substance addictions therapy and psychology.
I believe that human beings and human relationships (with ourselves and others) can at times be difficult and complex. I aim to provide a space for people where we can work together to try to understand these complexities of life and help with overall coping.
Being an integrative counsellor means is, I am trained to draw upon different psychological modalities and tailor them to the individual, based on their needs and goals for therapy. I use both psychodynamic theory which looks to understand patterns in life and the influence of past relationships and histories in the present and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can teach you the link between how you think, what you are doing/not doing and the impact on mood. Practical strategies and skills are taught, learnt and practised facilitating and maintaining change.
Ultimately, I am passionate about psychology and attachments, helping people understand themselves and working towards achieving change in their lives. I recognise people are diverse and I work with a wide range of people from all sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, cultural positions.
When I am not counselling, I enjoy mentoring young people, singing, reading, exercising, hanging out with friends and travelling.