A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I have worked in a further education institution, in an LGBTQIA+ charity and for a low cost scheme offering 1:1 counselling in London. I have ran Reflective Practice Group Sessions for staff members as an Associate Counsellor for a range of organisations. Currently I freelance for a psychology service offering 1:1 counselling for staff and clients who are or have experienced homelessness. I work part-time for a national charity, offering counselling through NHS and self-referrals. I also run my own private practice.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked as a facilitator in various community settings and organisations with homeless people, refugees, migrants, woman who had experienced abuse, street drinkers, young people with and without disabilities and the LGBTQIA+ community using creativity to support and explore possibilities of change. I have run workshops to develop self-esteem, confidence to speak in public and explore feelings of dysphoria, displacement and being marginalised. My work connects to people from various backgrounds, cultures, genders, sexualities and diversities.
I bring creativity into my work as a counsellor to support people to raise their awareness, with an understanding due to barriers of language talking can become challenging so I can provide a space to support other ways to find expression if needed.
I am a Buddhist, this I feel connects to my values and humanistic approach rooted within Gestalt Counselling, treating each person with respect, equality, being non judgemental and embracing. I believe everyone has the potential to change, to become their authentic self, if they choose to, this is at the heart of my counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Profession. I have a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation and a BA Honours in Drama, Film and Television.