Therapeutic Counsellor

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Therapeutic Counsellor
Practitioner identifies as: ADHD, Neurodivergent
Additional disabilities: Sensory Processing Disorder SPD, Highly Sensitive Person HSP
Pronouns: She/Her

How I can help

Maybe you feel misunderstood, or like you never received the manual to life. Maybe you feel disconnected from family or social groups, or perhaps you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or navigating life with autism or ADHD or struggling with anxiety, loneliness and/or depression. Being neurodivergent in a world that wasn’t designed for you can be challenging and at times traumatising. I get it and will support you in your journey to better understand yourself and how to adapt your environment to better support you.
In our work together I provide you with insight to better understand yourself, to develop autonomy and meaning, while in a fully supportive relationship. I will help you break unhelpful patterns, to create new ways of relating to others, that is honouring -yours, as well as others- boundaries.

Any issue you are dealing with can be even more difficult to deal with if you have experienced emotional neglect or other abuse.

Perhaps you are feeling like you have adapted, to fit in and be liked, but does not feel like you belong. Not being accepted for who you are, trying to heal from toxic relationships experiencing loneliness and dealing with conflict, can all take its toll and leave us feeling exhausted, numb, anxious, angry and confused.

I offer a space where you can be fully yourself and we can explore what that means to you.

I will help you explore how you may have adapted to experiences in earlier years and how this may be hindering you today. Depending on what you want from therapy I can help you to become more self-aware, find new coping strategies that serves you better, strengthen boundaries, gain better perspective of situations and relationships, get clarity on what you want and need, be able to express yourself in a more comfortable way and be at peace with who you are.

How I work

I work on the premise that you are the expert on your life, I aim to fully understand what it is like walking in your shoes. I provide a space where you will feel fully respected, accepted and highly valued – whatever you bring. From there we can find new ways of relating, and changing what doesn’t serve you. With curiosity and compassion, I will offer insights and ideas of what might be going on for you. This process is collaborative and supportive.

I work with a humanistic/integrative approach with a foundation in person-centred therapy / existential Therapy, with attention to process and experience as in emotion-focused therapy / process experiential therapy. This helps us to understand ourselves, our experiences and our surroundings better, as well as it can help us find new meanings and directions in life. It is possible to explore in-depth what stops us from being who we really are and want to be, to rediscover and reconnect with what’s alive in us, and to allow us the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns.

The focus is on you as an individual where I am interested in you as a person (telling a story), and not just the story itself. I also bring in tools and elements from Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Creative Therapies and Solution Focused Therapy. I would be happy to talk more about the different theories and how they can be helpful for you.

I believe that every individual is unique, and I will tailor the therapeutic process to what suits you, working collaboratively, with a naturally developing process according to what is important and of value to you. I am interested in the whole person, your mental, physical and emotional health as when these are out of balance we may begin to feel lethargic, anxious, or start to experience significant health problems.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked for various organisations within mental health, bereavement, and abuse, for example. I have experience in the health, voluntary and educational sectors. In a previous career I worked (and lived) in London and Stockholm working in the creative industry (as a designer, illustrator and stylist in creative departments in fashion, music, and the film industry).

I have professional and lived experience of the LGBT+ community, ADHD and Autism, and survivors of parental abuse and neglect.

I am supportive of BIPOC.

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and I engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an ongoing basis.

Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic/(Person Centred)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamic)

Certificate in Counselling Theories and Concepts (Person Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamic)

Supervision Diploma

Online counselling & Telephone counselling certificate

Further experience and training in:

Abusive Relationships

Childhood Emotional Neglect

Anxiety

Neurodiversity Affirmative (Autism, ADHD etc)

Relationships

Self-Esteem

Trauma

I am a fully qualified counsellor and I engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an ongoing basis.

Member of
BACP

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