I oversee the clinical services at Lighthouse, being the Counselling, Crisis and the Family Support/Bereavement Service.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2012 and since then I’ve undertaken specialist training and become a member of ATSAC and Accredited with the BACP. I work with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-esteem, self-harm, toxic shame, abuse and out of control behaviours.
I practice integratively, meaning that we can combine different approaches to our work together to suit individual needs. At the core of my practice is the fostering of a safe, empathic and emotionally attuned relationship with those I work with. This allows for the identification, sharing and release of emotions that might be buried underneath what initially brought you to counselling. As we work to gain insight and heal from emotional pain we clear a pathway where it is possible to learn from and accept our past and invest in a desired future.
I understand that for many, taking the step to talk with someone about feelings and problems can be a difficult. We often put this off predicting we’ll be misunderstood or judged. My aim is to create a space that is grounded in acceptance and free from conditions so you might discover, experience, and accept your real self.