About Me & How I Work

Please note I currently have no space to take on new clients. I will update this space as soon as I have.

I am a counsellor working in the Oldbury area. I have been counselling since 2008. I currently work in private practice and as a student counsellor at Worcester University.

I previously worked as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice and for several years as an addictions counsellor working with clients who had addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling and also with their families and significant others in their lives.

I am an integrative counsellor drawing on theories that include Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis ( TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I offer one-to-one counselling on a time-limited or ongoing basis. I also do a lot of work for different employee assistant programmes (EAPs) including supporting staff from local schools, emergency services, hospitals and hospices.

I am an accredited member of the (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such adhere to their code of ethics and practice.

I have great faith in counselling and believe it can help us reach our full potential in life and help ease emotional pain.

Below are some of the problems I have helped my clients with in the past:

Addiction - alcohol, drugs and gambling Low self-esteem / self-confidence

Anxiety Problems from childhood

Bereavement and loss Stress

Bullying Trauma

Depression Work related issues

Eating disorders

Qualifications:

NCFE Diploma in Counselling 2008

NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory 2005

Workshops:

Integrating Somatic Psychology into Evidence Based Trauma Treatment (2019)

Sleep Workshop (2019)

Suicide Prevention (2019)

Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth (2019)

Mind-body Approach to Treating Chronic Trauma (2018)

Disclosure, Safeguarding & the Criminal Justice Process: Obligations to Survivors of Abuse (2018)

Inner Child Workshop 2018

Foundation in Solution Focussed Practice 2018

Drugs, booze and smart pills 2018

Working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2017

Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 2016

Right Here Right Now (Working Relationally with Clients using Applied Improvisation 2016

Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexual Trauma 2015

The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress with David Muss 2015

Mobilising Compassion in Group Psychotherapy 2015

UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders 2015

Focussing as a way of Working with Trauma 2014

Transforming Shame and Self Loathing 2014

Working with Relational Trauma 2013

Understanding Bulimia from an Attachment Perspective 2013

Trauma and the Body 2013

Living and Working with Dissociation 2013

Mental Health Training 2010

Motivational Interviewing 2009

Legal and Illegal Drugs 2009

Cocaine and Crack 2009

Heroin and Treatment 2009