Get to Know Me
It has always been part of my nature to help people.
I have a big heart and I care a lot about how people feel.
I’m also wildly curious about the inner workings of the human mind.
It has always been my intention to support others as part of my work.
But it wasn’t until I experienced some truly difficult and life-changing events in my early 20’s, that I began my path to becoming a Counsellor.
Counselling was one of the things that played a significant part in my healing.
It gave me a space to feel truly listened to and to make sense of my feelings.
Once I realised the power of sitting down with another human whose sole intention was to hold space, just for me…
I knew that this was something that I was meant to do too.
My path to becoming a Counsellor began back in 2014 when I began my counselling training, alongside my job in corporate HR. Thinking about changing career at this time felt daunting, but I knew in my gut that it was the right decision for me, which made all of the hard work and late nights feel worth it!
I first began working with clients in 2017 as part of my training, working for a charity supporting young people. I found this work incredibly fulfilling. So much so, that I ended up continuing after I qualified and stayed with the charity for 4 years.
I then went on to start my private practice in 2019, and in 2020 made the decision to leave my corporate job.
I completed further training in providing counselling remotely so that I could work with my clients online and over the phone and also started providing counselling sessions for a mental health start-up organisation, who now serve employees from organisations worldwide.
I have since had the privilege of supporting hundreds of wonderful humans on their healing journeys. Working with clients on both a short term basis, and some for several years.
My practice has evolved as I have grown as both a Counsellor and a individual, and this has led me to expand my work to include aspects from the other spiritual practices I have come to love; such as breathwork, meditation and reiki.
This has since led me to complete a Breathwork Coaching qualification to further expand my knowledge and skills in this practice, in the winter of 22/23.
My hopes are to continue to expand my offerings beyond providing breathwork coaching as part of my 1:1 counselling sessions, to offering stand-alone breathwork coaching both individually and as part of groups and workshops.
"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying
'soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner'.
I don't try and control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."
- Carl Rogers
Qualifications, training and other important things
So that you know you are in safe hands, I thought it would be helpful to know...
❂ I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, which is fully accredited by the professional body, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
❂ As a registered member of the BACP, my work is guided by their ethical principles, ensuring my clients safety and best interests are always at the heart of what I do.
❂ I have undertaken training specifically in online and telephone counselling, allowing me to fully support my clients when working online, and to provide therapy in a safe and effective way.
❂ I take part in regular supervision that helps guide and enhance my work with clients.
❂ I am passionate about keeping my skills and knowledge up to date, and I complete regular training in areas of interest and importance. You will also always find me with my head in a book or listening to a podcast of some kind!
❂ Finally, when holding space for you, it's important that I take care of myself too. So I am committed to receiving my own personal therapy and working on my own self-development, including my own spiritual practices of breathwork, meditation and reiki.