I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with 16 years experience in substance misuse, dependency and co-dependency. I work alongside clients to help them understand addiction, identify triggers and high risk situations to prevent them relapsing into familiar unhelpful behavioural patterns, maintaining abstinence and remaining in recovery.
I am also able to offer counselling in anger management, anxiety and low self esteem. I am a trained mediator, and am able to offer support for friends and family members who may have loved ones struggling with their addictions.
I pride myself on the honest, sensitive, non judgemental and confidential services that I offer. I believe it is essential that we work in a collaborative environment to help you to move towards your desired outcomes.
I am a trained SMART Recovery UK facilitator ( Self-Management and Recovery Training), having previously run weekly SMART groups. The SMART four point programme is;
- building and maintaining motivation,
- coping with urges,
- managing thoughts, feelings and behaviours,
- living a balanced life
These strategies can be built into any recovery programme, helping individuals to lead a healthier life.