BACP Registered Counsellor
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I have a Masters Degree in Counselling from York St John University and an Honours Degree in Psychology form the University of Sheffield. I have been working with clients for over three years and help a wide range of people, both adults and young people age 11 upwards, many who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome. Currently, I work in private practice, as a counsellor for Open Minds Counselling in Doncaster and provide pro bono sessions for 121 Counselling in York, where I am also a trustee.
I came into counselling through a positive personal experience of therapy during a difficult period of my life. Prior to this, I was a classroom teacher, specialising in working with children with special educational needs, moving into training school staff in working with children experiencing difficulties in learning. I understand the importance of starting your journey from where you are right now, building on your strengths as well as exploring what is troubling you.
My clients come to counselling with a wide range of difficulties, including depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement and feelings of low self worth and low self confidence. I work with my clients in whatever ways are most appropriate for them, drawing on a wide range of counselling theories, to help them make sense of what is going on for them, find their own way forwards and make whatever changes they feel they need. I believe every person is unique, both within themselves and in their personal experiences and therefore my counselling sessions are also tailored uniquely to you.
I regularly undertake professional development to ensure I am keeping up to date with the best ways I can help my clients. Find out more about counselling here.
MA Counselling (Distinction) York St John University
PGDip Counselling (Distinction) York St John University
PGCE Sheffield Hallam University
BSc Hons Psychology (2i) Sheffield University
Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Graduate Member British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
Working with Anger Management
Supporting Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Bereavement and Palliative Care
Best Practice Counselling Autistic Clients
Insight into the World of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Short Term Counselling
Working with Self-Esteem
Online and Telephone Counselling