“What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.”
― Carl R. Rogers
I am a very open therapist myself and I believe that this can help you to feel safe and be able to bring whatever emotions, feelings and experiences you have to therapy and explore these issues in a safe and confidential space and at your own pace. I am passionate about counselling and supervision and I am a qualified integrative counsellor and an advanced specialist in relational supervision.
I can offer you help with anger management by looking at what triggers your anger and how you express it. Anger is such an important emotion to have and it helps to protect you when your boundaries have been crossed. However, sometimes it can feel like your anger has become out of control and this can feel frightening and leave you feeling guilt and shame afterwards.
We are rarely taught how to manage our anger appropriately and by just having some anger management skills it can help you to have more control over your anger and how you express it. I can work with you to better understand this important emotion and offer techniques for managing your anger more appropriately.
I can offer you help with anxiety/panic attacks by looking at what triggers your anxiety and leads to a panic attack. Panic attacks are frightening and can be debilitating and yet people suffering with them are often ridiculed or offered useless advice such as ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘you just have to get on with it’. In reality panic attacks and phobia can have a severe effect on a persons quality of life and ability to be happy.
I can work with you to better understand this important emotion and offer techniques for managing your anxiety and panic attacks
I can offer you help with guilt and shame feelings by looking at what caused your shame and guilt and the effect it has on your quality of life. Shame is a taboo topic and rarely talked about in our society and it is understood to be the social glue that holds society together but in todays always on digital society shame can become overwhelming and have a negative effect on a person’s life and wellbeing.
Shame needs to remain hidden for it to grow and flourish which is where counselling can help as it is a safe space where you can talk about shameful events in your life without being judged or offered advice. This can be life-transforming and a first step to enable letting go of your past traumatic shaming life events.
I have experience of working with people from different nationalities and I welcome people from different backgrounds. I use a technique where I invite you to express some of your feelings in you native language as this can help you to fully express pent up emotions and explore your feelings without having to translate them into English which can cause a block to you be able to release your emotions.
As an advanced specialist in relational supervision I will support your personal and professional development. I will encourage you as the supervisee to be fully open and willing to continually look at your therapeutic client work and your own personal growth.
I am a very open and honest supervisor and I try to foster this in each supervisee. The emphasis for relational supervision is that in order for the supervision to be effective from the supervisee's perspective then there must be a robust working relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee.
To enable this I believe that building a trusting and open working relationship is the foundation of good supervision.
I can offer telephone and online therapy/supervision.
Confidentiality and Security
I take confidentiality and security very serious and therefore I am a registered member of the ICO Information Commissioners Office.
Qualifications and Theoretical Orientation
Dip.Sup Diploma Advanced Specialist Relational Supervision (Severn Talking Therapies),
PGDip.Couns Diploma Integrative Counselling (West of England University),
CERT.Couns Certificate Counselling Skills, (West of England University),
TA101 Certificate Transactional Analysis (West of England University),
Level 3 Certificate Working with Transgender Clients, (TalkingHands Therapy).
I attend regular continued professional development training event workshops and have regular ongoing supervision for my private practice work. I am well organised and proactive and I keep up to date with the latest research in psychotherapy.
Fees, Contracts and Duration
£50 per session (50 mins) for counselling.
£60/£90 per session (1hr/1.5hr) for supervision.
Where I practice BS36 2SF
Call today for a free brief chat to see if I can help you on: 07955 115567 or text or email if you prefer.