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I became particularly interested in supporting mums after I had my daughter and I became so aware of the unacknowledged needs of mothers (we need more than 'a bit of sleep' or a chance to use the bathroom ALONE!). From the emotional roller-coaster of getting pregnant to the difficult birth that didn't meet our expectations, and after all that we begin trying to adjust to our new role.
So many mums feel lost and it can lead to a sense of overwhelm and loneliness which in time can develop into depression. I found that discussing things like birth trauma or the loss of our identity in the process of becoming a mum can normalise a lot of our experiences and express the complexity of our emotions around motherhood.
I have worked as a therapist within the NHS (IAPT and Psychological Therapies Service), Private and Voluntary Sector settings. Over the years, I have developed particular expertise in working with people who are troubled by traumatic experiences, depression, low self-esteem, life crises and transitions.
I am trained in Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
My professional and clinical experience have instilled in me a strong commitment to building a good working relationship with my clients, collaboratively discussing their problems, clarifying their goals and expectations. I work in a flexible way and tailor therapy to ensure each client gets the most benefit from their therapeutic experience.
MSc. Psychological Therapies
PGDip. Pluralistic Counselling
PGCert. Counselling Supervision
Cert. Online Counselling
Cert. Counselling Skills