I am a qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor (CBT) with fifteen years experience of delivering a high standard of care to clients.
CBT is a short term solution focused counselling approach that centres on the principle that our emotional disturbances and problematic behaviours are caused by unhelpful self defeating thought processes. The aim of CBT is to uncover and re-structure ingrained unhealthy thinking to relieve emotional distress and bring problematic behaviours under control.
Although I am a specialist Cognitive Behavioural practitioner I recognise that the needs of my clients are paramount and any therapeutic work undertaken should be dynamic, and bespoke rather than limited to one philosophy. Having developed a wider knowledge of other counselling approaches over the years I often work eclectically, bringing some of these therapeutic styles into my practice as a means to enrich client experience.
I am an accredited member of the (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (the UK’s largest ethical counselling body) and uphold the values and principles outlined in their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have experience of working compassionately with a spectrum of issues including :
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Confidence & Low Self Esteem
- Loss, Grief & Bereavement
- Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress
- OCD & Phobias
- Abuse (Physical, Emotional & Psychological)
- Occupational /Work Related issues
Currently I work closely with Breast Cancer Haven in Solihull and offer specialist counselling to their service users experiencing or supporting women who are diagnosed. I also work with Victim Support Murder Team to support those affected by homicide.
I am committed to offering a safe, confidential and nurturing environment where I can work collaboratively with clients to explore the source of their difficulties and find a way forward towards a renewed wellbeing. This can be undertaken flexibly in terms of daytime, evening or weekend appointments, through individual face to face counselling from premises in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull. Alternatively I can offer a telephone counselling service throughout the UK if travelling is problematic or health issues inhibit access.
Please feel free to make contact if you would like more information about my therapeutic style of practice or wish to explore your specific requirements.