BA MSc PgDip MBACP
There can be multiple reasons why you might feel this is the right time to come for counselling. Perhaps something has happened in your life that has left you feeling like you can’t make sense of the world anymore, or perhaps you feel ready to let go of some of the heavy feelings that no longer serve you, or are not yours to carry any more. I believe that we can all be unreliable narrators of our own lives, and that we can feel alone in the world sometimes.
I see counselling as a space to explore what is going on for you and what you might like to change in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment. I believe we should all live in a world free to be who we truly are and to be accepted as such. Most people experience mental health challenges at various times in their lives, and there is a still so much pressure to appear like we have it all together. But often there is strength in admitting that we can’t do it all on our own , and that we need a bit of help to get through life’s difficulties.
I am a fully insured qualified Counselling Psychotherapist, and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I am required to meet the highest standards of ethics and proficiency within the counselling profession.
I am originally from Ireland, though I have lived in the UK for many years. My training is grounded in both Integrative and Humanistic approaches, which means I focus on the whole person and I believe everyone’s experience of the world is unique. I incorporate Feminist theory in my work, which means that I also focus on what societal, cultural or political pressures might be influencing how you feel.
Since 2017 I have been working with clients from the LGBTQ+ community, and I believe that it is incredibly important to have access to a therapeutic space where your identity does not have to be justified or explained. I welcome clients from all abilities, backgrounds and identities as I have experience working with people in distress in a variety of different positions. I have previously supported juveniles and people with mental health difficulties in police custody in East London. This experience has helped me to understand that when in crisis, we must be treated with compassion, rather than judgement. I believe in social justice, and that everyone should have access to help when they need it
- Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling – University of Brighton
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling – Minster Centre, London
- Certificate in Counselling Psychology-City Colleges, Dublin
- MSc in Equality Studies-University College, Dublin
Specific areas of interest and training
- Chronic Illness/Disability difficulties
- Domestic Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Identity Difficulties (Gender, Sexuality, Cultural, Ethnicity)
- Loneliness and Social Isolation
- Mental Health Diagnosis
- Neurodiversity (ADHD, Autism etc.)
- Relationship Issues
- Self Harm
- Self Esteem Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Transgender Identities
- I currently work on Monday and Tuesdays. I have no evening availability at present.
Please feel free to call me 01273 037807 or email email@example.com to discuss availability, or if you have any questions. I hope to have our sessions in spaces that are as accessible as possible.
Whether you decide to work long or short term, the direction of the work is always down to you. I offer one to one sessions with adults (aged 18+) for 50 minutes. Sessions tend to be at the same time every week, in order to give us some structure in our work together.
Introductory sessions will be charged £20. These sessions give us an opportunity to discuss what brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve together.
I offer sliding scale fees of £40-£50 per session. (A limited number of concessionary rates are available.) Please contact me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.