The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
I am a person centred counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also have training in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) because I found it helpful when I received counselling. From my own experience in counselling I know that building a safe and trusting relationship between the counsellor and client is key to achieving a client’s goals.
My written work for my professional accreditation with the BACP focused on how a combination of person centred and CBT interventions help clients. I continue my professional development by attending a number of relevant courses every year and I draw on different techniques during work with clients. I have a broad range of experience and have worked at a number of public and private organisations.
Help and treatment
According to the charity Beat, people experiencing eating disorder symptoms wait on average almost three years before seeking help. Why wait? The sooner someone is treated for an eating disorder, the better their chance of making a full recovery.
Eating disorders can be a way of coping with difficult emotions or situations. Anyone, of any age, gender or background, can develop an eating disorder or struggle with disordered eating. It is often difficult to speak to those closest to you. Family and friends may find it difficult to accept your perspective. Talking things through with a trained counsellor can really help.
I provide a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and your relationship with food. You will not be judged or given advice. Counselling is about helping you to develop insights into your problems and find your own resources and strength to tackle them. There is no concern or problem that is too big or too small to talk about. Whether your difficulties with food began recently, have been ongoing or are coming back, the best time to seek help is now.
DAYS I’M AVAILABLE AT WEIGHTMATTERS
Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely
QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
- 2018 – course run by the Beck Institute, ‘Essentials of CBT’
- 2018 – course with Dr Russ Harris, ‘Acceptance and commitment therapy’
- 2018 – course run by National Centre for Eating Disorders, ‘Obesity: Psychological Approaches’
- 2018 – British Psychological Society Essential Supervision Skills
- 2018 – workshop ‘Developing CBT Skills for Working with Young People with Eating Disorders’
- 2016 – course run by National Centre for Eating Disorders, ‘Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders’
- 2016 – course run by National Centre for Eating Disorders, ‘Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders’
- 2015 – workshop for eating disorders run by the Maudsley Hospital
- 2014 – course ‘Intensive Treatment Programme for Young People with Anorexia Nervosa’
- 2013 – course run by Beat, ‘Eating Disorder Masterclass’
- 2012 – 2013 – Certificate in CBT for Qualified Counsellors
- 2010 – 2012 – ABC Level 4 Diploma Theory & Practice of Counselling
- 2009 – 2010 – ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2014
HOW I OFFER PSYCHOTHERAPY
I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?
I offer sessions in English