My direction towards self-development has exposed me to deep and wonderful values. I now understand that feelings don’t need to be avoided or feared, they just are. I know that all people are inherently creative and that given the right environment of empathy, non-judgmental and unconditional positive regard everyone can find their way. As a fully qualified Psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I demonstrate an attitude of professional boundaries and conduct towards clients which have helped me carefully adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. My professional journey started with a foundation certificate in counselling theory, before being awarded a Degree (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
During my studies at the University of Roehampton I was actively encouraged to engage in therapy as it’s an integral requirement to first experience what it means to be a client while exploring my own issues and promote emotional growth. This has been a deep and extensive journey into oneself which has supported me, not only in my work, but also in personal my life. As a commitment to continued professional development I achieved my postgraduate qualification through the Universities Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (UPCA), and since then has completed further training in sexual, emotional and psychological abuse, suicidal ideation skills and post traumatic disorder.
I am an integrative Therapist which means I work eclectically in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Humanistic with an emphasis on Existential Phenomenology. These skills I have refined throughout my 10 years clinical experience practicing both in the public and private sector. Such experience encompasses working at the Samaritans, the National Health Service and in GP surgeries specialising in bereavement and loss. I have worked in Community engagement with Turning Point substance misuse service and also spent four extremely rewarding years working as an addictions practitioner at Phoenix Futures Adult Residential Rehabilitation Centre during which time I received training in psychopharmacology.
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