I began counselling in 2012 and one of my first placements whilst studying towards my gestalt diploma was at a rape crisis centre.
Working with gestalt focuses on the “here and now” and is the main approach I use with my clients today.
Gestalt therapy can help to increase your self-awareness by exploring your thoughts, feelings and actions which might be restricting you in your life. Regular sessions will help us build a trusting relationship enabling us to work together and recognise patterns from your past experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward.
Sometimes talking can be difficult and you may not have the right words to express how you feel, in these instances I might invite you to try a creative therapy approach. Creative therapy isn’t about building a masterpiece but by using objects such as buttons, stones or clay which can help open new avenues for us to explore.
In the past 8 years, I have worked with children and adults in a variety of organisations including clients who have experienced rape and sexual abuse and as a school counsellor supporting children with profound and multiple disabilities.
I have also worked for the NHS as a maternity counsellor supporting clients with birth trauma and anxiety relating to pregnancy and/or childbirth.
I have a B.A (Hons) degree in midwifery and have a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced birth trauma as well as supporting medical professionals in this area too. I am also a counsellor on the accredited register for the Foundation for Infant Loss.