Code of Ethics:
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which sets standards for therapeutic practice; I am bound by the BACP's ethical framework for the counselling professions. I am also an accredited member of ACTO (The Association for Counselling & Therapy Online) and abide by their code of ethics for working therapeutically online.
I'm a psychotherapist providing both short-term and long-term therapy to clients online. I primarily see clients by Zoom (video or audio), however, I can also offer sessions via email or instant messaging, where preferred. For clients under the age of 18, I work only with the consent of the client's parent or legal guardian.
I hold a postgraduate diploma in counselling & psychotherapy and am currently undertaking a professional doctorate in counselling & psychotherapy at The University of Edinburgh. Prior to beginning private work with clients online, I worked as a counsellor & psychotherapist with children, adolescents, adults and families within schools and various charitable organisations. I have experience working with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship problems, bereavement, addiction, childhood abuse and complex trauma/CPTSD. I work as an integrative practitioner, drawing upon several major therapeutic approaches and blending these to best suit your individual needs. My core training is in the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches to counselling & psychotherapy.
Therapy should not only be accessible to the neurotypical majority and I am passionate about working with autistic individuals. I have extensive personal and professional experience in regard to autism and I have witnessed the challenges that come with living in a world that is not always understanding or accepting of the neuro-diverse. My doctoral research focuses on experiences of counselling amongst autistic women with traumatic stress, and I am particularly interested in traumatic stress resulting from autism stigma and marginalisation within society (sometimes referred to as invalidation trauma).