About Me

In the following paragraphs I'm going to give you an overview of myself and my therapy practice. Should you decide to get in contact with me please message me and we'll arrange for a free initial phone consultation to talk about what it is that brings you to therapy and what it is that you like to get out of therapy.  You can then decide whether you like to have some sessions with me.  The amount of sessions is flexible and entirely up to you!

 

How I Work

Although, I have learned many approaches of psychotherapy and I am able to apply them, I have adopted an approach that integrates humanistic, cognitive and experiential methods to achieve effective therapeutic change. 

The Therapy Sessions

The Therapeutic Relationship

Research repeatedly found that successful therapy is not due to a specific approach but rather due to a good therapeutic relationship. Growth in therapy happens when therapist and client are in ‘synch’ and the therapist is perceived by the client as a genuine, non-judgemental and emphatic individual.

Overview

You will control the sessions - talking and exploring what you like to explore and I will help you in this process to try and make sense of what is really going on for you. Sometimes, I may ask you to pause and inwardly sense a bodily felt sensation that accompanies a topic and sometimes I’ll gently recommend some simple strategies to help you better manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

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A Gradual Process

Reaching the deeper aspects, the parts of you that operate without you being fully aware of them and discovering underlying causes of your problems takes time. Therapy is no quick fix but rather a gradual process. In psychotherapeutic literature this process is metaphorically compared to the peeling of an onion. Layer by layer of one’s experiences are explored until one gets to the ‘core’ – that is the self that one truly is and discovers what is needed to achieve inner peace. 

Expertise

I specialise in anxiety related issues such as generalised anxiety disorder, OCD and panic. Having lived with anxiety myself as well as having worked for Anxiety UK since 2018 I can relate to individuals who struggle with constant worry. Over the past few years, I have learned and further developed effective methods that have helped many clients cope better with their anxiety. However, I also have experience in working with relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, trauma, work - related issues, anger and bereavement.

Qualifications
  • 2014: Cert. Counselling Skills Level 2 - Manchester College

  • 2016: Cert. Counselling Skills Level 3 - Manchester College

  • 2019: FdA Counselling (distinction)- Lancaster University

  • 2020: Bsc Counselling (Hons) (first class) - Staffordshire University​   

Additional Training
  • Intro to Emotional Intelligence

  • Intro to Gestalt Therapy 

  • Intro to Play Therapy

  • Mentoring Skills

  • Certificate in the Rewind Technique for the treatment of PTSD

  • Certificate in Mindfulness Training

  • Diploma in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Children and Young People) (Level 3)

  • Online Counselling (Acto)

  • Certificate in Focusing (British Focusing Association)

Work Experience
  • 2018 - current : Anxiety UK, JAMH (Jewish Action for Mental Health)

  • 2018 - current Private Practice, Manchester

Research Papers
  • 2018: The Role of Therapist Self-Disclosure (TSD) In Adolescent Therapy - Counsellors’ Perspectives 

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34627.25124/3

  • 2020: The Client's Bodily Felt Sense: A Phenomenological Study 

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33960.80647