I work with a Person-Centred approach also informed by Existential Philosophy, I believe that the client and counsellor relationship is at the core of the therapeutic process, with hope of developing an openness for deeper understanding of emotions, and finding freedom to be who you are.
I work with empathy, developing an understanding of how you experience your world. I believe in working authentically and ethically with transparency and honesty. I feel that trust is within the foundations of the therapeutic relationship, and by working together you can develop your self-awareness – getting to know yourself better, identifying your difficulties and challenges, and in doing so working towards possible change and developing personal growth.
Qualifications, Training and Experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
Continuing Professional Development
I am committed to developing my training by attending Continuing Professional Development to enrich my practice. Additional training includes: Safeguarding, Solution Focused Brief Therapy - An Introduction, Family Constellations Workshop - An Introduction to Systemic Work.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care January 2017 to present date
Alton Sixth Form College September 2018 - July 2019
Area of Special Interest
For the last couple of years I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnahm, providing support to Bereaved and Pre-breaved clients. I have developed a special interest in working with people facing grief, loss and life changing circumstances.