and Trauma Therapist
I am a fully qualified counsellor / psychotherapist based in Orpington, Kent.
My specialism is on the impacts of trauma, from events such as childhood neglect, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape, domestic and emotional abuse, accidents, violence, serious illness, and financial trauma (redundancy and bankruptcy). But I work with clients with many other life challenges and emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, OCD behaviours, PTSD, self-harm, and eating issues.
In my work with clients I provide support using a trauma-informed approach, which means rather than asking, "What's wrong with you?" I am instead more interested in asking, "What's happened to you?" Because usually the issues we struggle with have a direct link to what we have been through in life.
During therapy I will aim to help you understand and overcome your experiences and develop greater inner strength and resilience. By building these qualities, you can become more capable of handling future difficulties. I hope to empower you, which involves supporting you to take control of your own life and make decisions that are in line with your values and goals. My role is to help you to process your past experiences and create the life you want by making intentional, positive changes; this can include changes in behaviour, thinking patterns, relationships, and other areas of life that are important to your well-being and happiness.
Please note that I only work with adults over the age of 18 and I do not offer couples or group therapy.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)
I am registered to provide counselling and psychotherapy services with a number of private health insurance companies, including Aviva, AXA, Cigna, Vitality and WPA. Please contact me for more details.