I am a fully qualified counsellor with 11 years counselling skills & 20years of education experience. I am honesty, empathetic, warm, professional offering unconditional positive regard to all of my clients. My special interest is in clients who are presenting with relationship/work-related stress, anxiety/depression. I have a vast amount of experience of working with children who have anxiety/depression/grief, or if they struggling to understand their feelings/emotions. We will work together to explore those deeper issues/patterns, gaining a greater understanding of yourself/your relationships in the process as we address those specific problems that's causing you concern or confusion.
Since I begun my professional career I have thoroughly enjoyed working within roles that have provided me with an opportunity to support my colleagues, young peoples mental & emotional wellbeing. From this I then began to take on more professional responsibilities that empowered my passion and drive to become a mental health specialist within the counselling field.
This then lead me to begin my counselling journey whereby I was able to connect the aspects of mental health within my knowledge and awareness of everyday life, education and employment with the actual theoretical knowledge of therapy, practice and skill set.
This then provided me with many wonderful opportunities over the past 11 years to enhance my skill set further and my passion and drive to become a full time successful therapist.
To date I have a very successful private practice that I am extremely grateful and proud of!
Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?
Integrative therapy provides a unique and bespoke package of therapy regarding treatment plan, goal setting, overcoming difficulties & trauma from your past experiences etc.
I believe every client deserves to have the very best package of therapy that will not only provide them with a new found skill set, knowledge and awareness from their session but will also enable and empower them to effectively and confidently move forward within their life with a greater knowledge and control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
How would you describe your therapy session & approach?
I offer a free no obligation consultation whereby from the offset we will discuss your needs and requirements of therapy in some detail. This allows us to begin to build our therapeutic relationship and alliance straight away. This is exceptionally important and the client needs to feel a positive working connection between themselves and me the therapist in order for the therapy to be highly engaging, honest and effective in meeting your needs and requirements.
When working with you, I will use which ever counselling model that is more appropriate to your individual needs as every client/couple are unique and deserve the very best bespoke therapy to meet your individual or relationship needs. This is because everyone experiences life and difficulties in a completely different ways therefore, needing bespoke therapy. I will work with you to explore your feelings, relationships with others etc to resolve those feelings that stem from your past that may now be causing you some difficulties.
Within the realms of CBT counselling, we will work within the here and now to understand, accept and explore your thoughts, feelings and negative behaviours that are impeding upon your life.
Within this form of counselling you will learn the skills to enable yourself to deal with any problems that may arise in the future using an Integrative (bespoke) approach.
What are your Top 3 professional achievements so far?
1. Starting my own private Counselling practice including the design and development of my website page. www.hopeandharmonycounsellingservices.co.uk.
2. Successfully completing an array of counselling qualifications to enhance my Counselling Pedagogy and skill set.
3. Having 20 years knowledge and experience of working with young people as well as 11 years of counselling wonderfully inspirational clients.