I’ve experienced how counselling can change your life
When I was in the final year of my BSc in Psychology and Nutrition, I had a very good friend who had used drugs recreationally, and who developed an eating disorder. I supported her through her journey and the experience changed my career goalposts forever.
At that point in my life, I began questioning human behaviour on a deeper level. I wanted to understand why some people dabble with drugs or alcohol while others develop an addiction. I questioned relationships, risky behaviours and social dynamics.
I also questioned the relationship I was in at the time and realised that there was a power imbalance. I believed I was being emotionally drained and manipulated. As I wasn’t able to discuss any of this with my family or friends, I sought help from the university counsellor. After six sessions, I ended my relationship and was determined to pursue a career as a therapist.
Now, I balance my counselling practice with my love for travel, which helps me to understand and welcome different cultures into my counselling room. I’ve run a marathon and I understand how important exercise is for both physical and mental wellbeing.
My Training and Qualifications
- MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- BSc in Psychology and Nutrition
- Accredited Level 3 CPCAB Counselling
- National Domestic Violence Telephone Counselling
- Dual Diagnosis and Addiction Counselling (Cygnet Hospital)
- BPAS Counsellor
- METRO LGBT Volunteer Counsellor
I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (membership number 00926792) and the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) (membership number 2175).
Helping people who are struggling with addiction is my passion. I specialise in issues related to addiction, such as substance abuse involving drugs and alcohol, as well as compulsive gambling, shopping, sex and relationship addictions.
I’m a registered member of the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) and I follow its ethical code of practice.