After many years in the rat race, I decided to finally take the plunge and do something I felt much more passionate about; working with people to make changes to their lives. I studied psychology many years ago, and in 2016 I retrained as an integrative psychotherapist after a long spell in the corporate world. More recently, I have completed a Masters degree in Psychotherapy, and a post graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
The journey has been tough, full of self-doubt and bad essay writing, but I knew that empowering people to make change was the job for me. In addition to psychotherapy, I have studied transformational coaching, a powerful way of exploring personal beliefs and values, leading to positive change. I also added mindfulness to my toolkit after completing training with the UK mental health charity, MIND. I regularly deliver the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, an evidence-based program designed to help reduce stress and anxiety. These skills combine to create a collaborative and dynamic space in which to explore thoughts, challenges and shape outcomes and goals for those looking for positive, productive change.
Experience & Qualifications at a glance:
- Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc (honours degree) Psychology
- PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PG Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PG Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness Practitioner – (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
- NHS Bereavement Training
- Suicide Prevention Caregiver