It may help to know a little about me and why I became a counsellor. My journey to becoming a counsellor started with my own personal therapy.
Where it began
My distress started in adolescence. I expressed my pain through my behaviour which was seen as “bad” and “disruptive”. The ways I coped were unhealthy and added to the distress, causing me to spiral into the darkness of depression and despair.
For a very long time I felt alone and trapped in my own pain and distress. I longed to be heard, for my experiences to be acknowledged and validated. My pleas were constantly rejected and, at times, I felt like I was going crazy.
Entering into counselling
I started counselling in my early 30s. My counsellor acknowledged my feelings and emotions and understood them without judgement.
I felt a huge sense of relief that what I was experiencing was real and completely normal. This allowed me to be compassionate towards myself.
My path towards self awareness and growth led me to my counselling training and I have never looked back.
Moving on to help others.
I have a private practice based in Hall Green, Birmingham alongside working for a local charity; supporting survivors of rape and sexual violence.
I have been fortunate to find a way to help others who are suffering and I feel passionately about the work I do.
I know how difficult it can be to take the first step to contact a counsellor.
Why not drop me an email or give me a call and we can find a way that works best for you.
My work at a local charity has provided me with a wide range of experience including working with people of all genders, sexualities and cultures.
I have worked in several roles within the organisation including helpline, Senior Counsellor and Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA).
My understanding of the criminal justice system means that I can confidently offer pre-trial therapy for those who have, or are considering, reporting to the police.
How I work.
I work in a person centred way, which means that I am led by you. I will use my knowledge and experience of counselling individuals to help you understand what you are going through.
We will work together to understand your experience and I will be genuine and honest with you at all times. This promotes healing and helps to build confidence in your own decision making.