I have been experience of counselling in a wide range of issues in respect of adults, young people and children, including depression, anxiety, OCD, loss, bereavement, trauma, abuse, addictions as well as couple, relationship and family counselling. Sometimes support and help is needed concerning finding a new direction in life, when there feels like there is a crossroads ahead in life, which can feel frightening and challenging. Being listened to by someone outside of the family and friends can be beneficial in being able to find a way forward, by being able to express what is important to you in an accepting, safe, honest without judgement environment.
I have worked as a counsellor in schools, for a bereavement charity, a children's centre, Southend Mind, developing much experience and knowledge within the counselling process. From working in bereavement including supporting those bereaved by suicide, this requires specialist help and support when grieving for a lost one, which affects everyone in different ways. I have completed a foundation course in 'Awareness in Bereavement Care', with Cruse, which covers learning the grieving process and techniques to help with this, which can be a hugely overwhelming experience. I have also been trained to provide group therapy.
I work within schools both primary and secondary, regularly completing annual safeguarding training, as well as attending workshops on self-harm, suicide, substance misuse and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). I have also counselled adults at a children's centre helping to deal with issues relating to depression, anxiety, custody, parenting support, relationships and family dynamics
I am fully insured, hold a full DBS check and am committed to ongoing continued professional development including having regular supervision with an accredited BACP supervisor to ensure I am working ethically to the best interests of clients.
I am fully insured, hold a full DBS check, and am committed to on going continued professional development including having regular supervision to ensure I am working ethically to the best interests of clients.
Finding ways to make and manage relationships.
Being supported through your grief from losing a loved one.