MA (Couns.), M Philosophy, BA Hons, MBACP
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor offering short and long-term counselling based in Shrewsbury near the A5 and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Please note – that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering video/electronic and telephone sessions but not face-to-face appointments.
I hold an MA in Counselling from the University of East Anglia, as well as a postgraduate diploma in counselling, and a postgraduate certificate in counselling.
I first learnt as a client what a difference the support of a compassionate and caring therapist can make to how I go about living my life. My personal journey included looking at painful wounds and tough-to-face realities. I specialised in the person-centred approach which makes a priority of working with each unique person on the things they want to look at and at their own pace. I help you find your own personal power to explore ideas and solutions for you, with you.
Together we create an environment that is safe, where you can explore the realities of what is happening for you. As I accompany you in an empathic and unconditionally accepting way, we learn how we can offer compassion to you and to trust that you know what is hurting. As we do this together ~ then personal growth, change and healing become possible.
I have worked in the real worlds of private business and charity management. During that time, I studied both management and philosophy, gaining a Masters in Philosophy and business management qualifications. I see clearly the increasing pressures on individuals to perform and deliver: be it as a student, or in a role at work, or in life-changing chapters of life, for example becoming a new parent, being a carer, moving location, or having a new boss.
I can offer you support in dealing with stress, grief, loss, anger, depression, friendship concerns, self-esteem issues, self-harming, geographical and cultural dis-location, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, and being in conflict – both with others and yourself.
It may be that you are looking for counselling for someone you love and we can discuss how that can best be achieved.
I regularly work with students and young adults, with people in grief and loss, with people looking to connect with the self they really want to be, and with people struggling with stress in the work place.
I have over a decade of experience in being alongside people during times of change and crisis.
I am a registered member with the national professional body, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – Reg Number 375456.
I work in accordance with the BACP’s ethical guidelines and professional processes. As required for practicing counsellors/psychotherapists, I attend supervision regularly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer short-term and long-term work. Currently we can work via a variety of video or online options (depending on your preference) or via telephone counselling, in which I am trained.
I have worked in senior management roles and held a number of Board positions. My qualifications include
- a post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of East Anglia)
- an MA in Counselling (University of East Anglia)
- a Master’s in Philosophy (Birmingham University)
- a post-graduate Diploma in Theology (Birmingham University)
- a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies (West Wilts College)
- Bachelor of Arts Hons (University College, London University)
I hold an enhanced DBS.