About Me

Before training to be a Therapist I had 20+ years’ experience in Holistic Health & Wellbeing which I continue to do alongside my therapy work. It was from the years of experience with our many clients recognising that just sitting and listening to someone, letting them open up about themselves and their difficulties was so beneficial. It became important for me moving forward that I wanted to learn the skills to be with clients in a therapeutic way. As someone who identifies as Neurodivergent, as well as having neurodiverse family members. I feel I have a truly empathic understanding of how it can be to function in a Neurotypical world and just how hard that can be, both physically and emotionally. Having had therapy myself, I began to see the changes in me, both personally and professionally, that by freeing myself from the patterns of behaviour that had allowed me to function – keeping me ‘safe’ but were also really holding me back, stuck, unable to move forward. Prior to setting up in Private Practice I worked for a women’s counselling charity, providing affordable long term (up to 2 years) therapy for women. I am a registered member of the BACP and I abide by its Ethical Framework.

Qualifications

FdSc. Integrative Counselling University of Greenwich (BACP Accredited course)
NCFE Counselling: Level 1
NCFE Counselling Level 2
NCFE Counselling Level 3 

In addition I have undertaken CPD training in areas such as:-

Disordered Eating
Intuitive Eating
Menopause Wellness
Neurodiversity in the Therapy Room
Online Counselling
Transactional Analysis 101
Weight Stigma and Emotional Eating
Working Creatively with the Inner Child
Working with Trauma
Working with Shame
Understanding Adult ADHD

You have got to stop apologizing for being who you are because someone may not like it. You were not created to water yourself down to fit the molds of others expectations. Nor were you born into this world to follow everyone else without making your own waves. The powerful thing about you is that no one else is like you or could ever be you. So stand out in that. Be everything that you are, and don’t you dare apologise for it.
Kayil York.

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How I Work

The Clarkson Five Relational Model that forms the basis of my training provides a strong framework, to which I can integrate and utilise aspects of different counselling theories. This provides a tailormade therapy experience for every client. Over the course of our sessions a therapeutic relationship begins to develop, with each of us bringing our uniqueness.
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What I Offer

I am happy to offer a free 20 min online or telephone session, to talk more about your needs from counselling and get a feel for each other and whether I feel I am the right Counsellor for you. If you then choose to go ahead, we will arrange a date and time to begin a 50-minute weekly session which can be face to face or online. In some circumstances I may be able to accommodate a combination of both depending on availability.
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Areas Of Speciality

Prior to setting up in Private Practice I worked for a women’s counselling charity. Through this and my own life experiences and therapy, I chose to specialise in supporting women’s issues, with the emphasis being on those diagnosed later in life as being neurodiverse as well as the effects of life changes such as perimenopause and menopause.
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Get in touch

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about how counselling, psychotherapy works, or to arrange an appointment. We can discuss how I can help and what options might suit you best.