When choosing a therapist it is important to choose someone you feel you can work well with and trust. It’s important to have that connection. Read more about me and my path to becoming a therapist.
My Journey - all about me and therapy
I found myself led towards being a therapist as a result of experiencing a really rough time of my own and then my own experiences of therapy. I had encountered some incredible therapists and also, unfortunately, had some disappointing therapeutic experiences. I really felt that this was a field that I could go into, and use my experiences to inform my work and make me a better therapist in the process.
I was initially drawn to being a counsellor, and I still feel this is who I naturally am. Along my journey to becoming a counsellor, I stumbled on Hypnotherapy, BWRT and EFT much more by accident, than design, and found different ways of working incredible and fascinating. I find myself now, as a therapist, doing something I never imagined doing, but absolutely loving it. I now work as a therapist (as a member of various professional bodies, insured, supervised and DBS checked) working in Ipswich, Suffolk, and have been at my current location since June 2014.
Alongside my private practice in Ipswich, I work with vulnerable adults in the community and am also working at a local organisation in Ipswich as a counsellor. I’m hoping to go back to university later next year to gain a higher level of skills and knowledge; all of which will add to all I am already doing.
Alongside my professional skills and competence, I have a very real approach when working with a client because I have a deep understanding of the fears and worries that a client may have. I also have the skills and knowledge to help you navigate through that and achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve and the inherent belief in people and the ability for healing, growth and change.
My current qualifications are:
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® - Level One (General Psychopathology)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® - Level Two (Psychology of Identity and Behaviour)
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® - Level Three (Psychophysiology)
Advanced International Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Diploma in Coaching
Applied Emotional Freedom Technique- Levels One and Two
WSN+ Counselling and Coaching- Levels One and Two
MAGIC! Mini Coaching Course
Personality Disorder Awareness
Serious Work for Serious Issues
BroadBand for the Brain
IBS: Two Session Fix
Emotional Needs and Resources
BWRT®- Smoking Cessation
Advanced HypnoAnalysis and Regression Training
Trauma; A Challenge of Our Time
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Adults)
Introduction to Safeguarding (Children)
I am a member of the following organisations:
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member)
National Counselling Society (Accredited Member)
Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (Member at Practitioner Level)
National Hypnotherapy Society (Professional Member)
Prior to all of that, I achieved a BSc (Honours) in Mathematics, Technology and ICT with Education Studies, and my current plan is to go back to studying shortly, having gained a place to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatology and PTSD (starting January 2018), and a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (starting in January 2019).
I now consider myself to be incredibly fortunate to be thriving in a field that I thought would only ever be a dream.
I look forward to working with you,