I came to this profession after having spent most of my working life as a DJ and Producer, It was in this environment that I learned the value of patience and sensitivity – after all, I was dealing with various people who were often under pressure, and intense competition and unless they felt completely comfortable, they couldn’t express themselves.
I have always been interested in what makes people ‘tick’, so after leaving the music scene and making life changes, which guided me to seek counselling for my own personal reasons, which helped me find my own direction in life.
I started to attend spiritual self development workshops, read lots of psychology books and took an interest in alternative therapies and psychology. I trained to become a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Japanese form of reiki healing.
I then trained as a Counsellor while working within substance misuse,supported living & homelessness sector.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Course Dip PC
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC
Level 1 Degree Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Reiki Healing
Level 2 Degree Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Reiki Healing
Master Level Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Reiki Healing
Master Teacher Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Reiki
Areas of Specialism
I have a 9 years working back ground working with addictions, supported living, homelessness and mental health support.
Experience of working with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low Self Esteem, Low Confidence, Substance Misuse.
I am also a Reiki Teacher and trained in NLP, Mindfulness, and Meditation Techniques.
My Therapeutic Approach
My Counselling approach is based on the integrative counselling model. This means I can use a spectrum of types of therapy and therapeutic interventions. However, as Carl Jung put it, “learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of a living soul.” So it’s your needs which must come first. I adapt my clinical approach to suit the problems you bring and the hopes you have for the work we do together. I can use Reiki with Counselling within the sessions as well as meditation and mindfulness within my sessions.
I am fully Insured for all treatments and adhere to the National Counselling Society Code of Ethics and Practice and undertake continuing professional development and regular supervision.
Therefore, as a practicing Counsellor I have regular supervision and undertake CPD. I also have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and hold professional insurance.
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority on the Authorized Voluntary Register - a scheme set up by Government to regulate standards and safety of the health and social care occupations.
Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society