I’ve been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 2010, and in private practice since 2012. I’ve worked as a Counsellor for the national mental health charity Mind as well as for a community counselling service in north Birmingham. I now work with adults of all ages and backgrounds, providing one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy at my private practice in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a first-class BSc (hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy degree, studied at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham. The degree course was accredited by BACP and validated by Coventry University. Since then, I’ve also studied academically and trained at The University of Nottingham, Relational Change, and The Gestalt Centre in London. I also undertake regular continuous professional development and keep up to date with the latest research and developments in the counselling and psychotherapy sector.
As well as working as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I also work as a Supervisor, Couples Therapist, and Group Therapist.
I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have regular supervision. I’m also listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
My modality is usually termed ‘Humanistic Integrative’ because I integrate a lot of theories that are classed under the ‘Humanistic’ range of theories. These include: Person-Centred, Gestalt, Object Relations, and Transactional Analysis. I also integrate work from other practitioners, including: Stephen W. Porges (Polyvagal Theory), Allan N. Schore (Affect Regulation), somatic and body psychotherapy related theorists including, but not limited to: Pat Ogden, Janina Fisher, Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine. Essentially, I work ‘relationally’ as a practitioner.
I have particular research interests in shame and developmental trauma. I’m also interested in the relationship between diet and physical activity on mental wellbeing.