Professional Counsellor in Private Practice
Red Maple Counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a person-centred counsellor, where your autonomy is respected at all times to ensure that you are at the centre of the therapeutic work. I hold a level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling and I have worked with a variety of diverse clients.
I aim to provide an accessible, inclusive counselling service that offers a safe, non-judgemental space for all clients. Having worked with a diverse range of clients, I appreciate that there may be many different reasons why someone might consider counselling.
We can discuss the challenges and concerns that you are experiencing in a safe, non-judgemental space. As the client, you are the primary focus at all times, and our counselling sessions will focus on you and your journey. Your journey of growth and development will be supported with care meaning your individuality and uniqueness are the core foundation.
Areas of focus and experience
I understand that the relationships that we form and the experiences we have can shape way that we understand the world around. There may be times when those make us feel uneasy and the chance to reflect and think out aloud is necessary. Having support, an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves and how we relate to others. This can relate to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. It is important to be aware that you are not alone; you will be heard with your words and and experiences listened to.
With different roles within our lives, expectations and norms can impact upon the way we live our lives, and I am aware of how different experiences can be shaped by our culture, identity and awareness. It’s important for me to be able to understand how you experience the world and how this impacts upon you. All your concerns will be held, valued and supported to ensure that you are at the centre of the process.
- Relationships: Peer, marital and family
- Life events
- Family issues
- Stress-related concerns
- Family and peer conflict
- Substance Misuse
- Survivors of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and violence
- Anxiety, low mood and depression
- Self-image and self-worth
- Confidence and self-esteem.
- Pain conditions and other health-related concerns.
- Culture and Identity
- Teaching and Education
My previous client work has involved working in Children’s centres with parents with who have children aged between 0-19. As such, I understand the pressures of raising children in potentially challenging circumstances. I am able consider and reflect upon the role of mothers, fathers and also the impact of cultural experiences upon these roles.
I have worked with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Creating and maintaining trusting and supportive relationships are areas for understanding and support. I am able to consider how our backgrounds and cultural experiences can impact upon the way we experience the world and our relationships with others.
My experience of working in schools and colleges, as well as with students who have additional support needs has also informed my counselling practice.