Experience

Experience

I have been involved in therapy since 2006 and working with clients since 2012.

 

I have worked in very short (assessment or one-off interventions), short (up to 4 sessions), medium (6 - 20 sessions) and open-ended settings within NHS IAPT, university student counselling, NHS specialist secondary care, bereavement and low cost therapy services and private practice.


I have worked with a diverse range of clients presenting with a variety of issues. These include (in no particular order)

  • mild to severe anxiety and depression
  • developmental/relational trauma or specific traumatic events
  • those who have attempted suicide or have current suicidal ideation
  • self-harm
  • childhood sexual abuse
  • sexual abuse, assualt and rape in adulthood
  • bereavement, loss and complicated grief
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse and addictions
  • domestic abuse and violence
  • sexuality and gender identity issues
  • faith based issues
  • learning difficulties
  • issues with anger
  • refugees and those displaced by civil war
  • long term and/or chronic physical illness and/or disability
  • clients with psychiatric diagnoses
  • clients with criminal convictions
  • clients whose first language is not English, requiring the support of interpreters

Experience at a glance

 

  • Primary Care IAPT Counsellor, Stockport Healthy Minds, Pennine Care NHS Trust
  • Private practice, London and Crewe, Cheshire
  • Counsellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Primary Care IAPT Counsellor, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Crewe
  • Psychotherapist, Specialist Weight Management Service, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Secondary Care Counsellor, Knowsley Community Respiratory Service, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
  • Primary Care IAPT Counsellor, Emotional Wellbeing Services, Stafford
  • Trainee Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Low Cost Therapy Service, The Minster Centre, London
  • Associate Counsellor, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London
  • Honorary Counsellor, Royal College of Music, London
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Wandsworth Bereavement Service, London