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I am a professional counsellor working in Cheltenham with adults and young adults (18+). In addition to my private practice, I have worked with staff and young adults in a Higher Education setting for over 5 years.

 

Some of the issues I work with include:
•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Bereavement and loss
•    Stress at work
•    Issues around bullying
•    Relationship problems
•    Panic attacks
•    Anger
•    Sexuality
•    Confusion around Identity
•    Family concerns 
•    Illness
•    Suicidal feelings
•    Self-esteem and confidence issues
•    Work/life balance
•    Trauma
 
While this list covers many things, we are all individual and not one person’s story is the same. I believe everyone deserves to be listened to because their story is unique and just as relevant as any other.                                                                                         

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence,

but it comes from within. It is there all the time" - Anna Freud

Prior to setting up private practice, I worked at Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) as an Assessor and Counsellor for their Adult, Schools and Employee Welfare Services and have gained a number of years experience of working with individuals presenting with a wide range of difficulties. 

I hold a Foundation degree in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Practice (awarded by the University of the West of England) and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory and Practice (awarded by Westminster Pastoral Foundation, WPF). 

As a professional counsellor, I am committed to regular, ongoing training to ensure my own continued professional development.


Accreditation 
Following completion of an Accreditation program I became a Registered Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), I am also a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work within the BPC Code of Ethics and the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions outlined by the BACP.