I am a qualified person-centred counsellor specialising in work around trauma and grief. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their principles and ethics.
I have extensive experience in trauma and grief work through my various work and volunteer involvements. I have been part of the Manchester Rape Crisis Helpline Team since 2011, where I later began to work as a volunteer counsellor. Furthermore, I have been part of MacMillan’s Bereavement Counselling Service since 2017, and I have been working in mental health professionally for the last 8 years supporting people on a one-to one basis and in group settings in their recovery journey. Prior to that I worked with refugees and asylum seekers for numerous years and gained an insight into the plight of trauma through war and displacement. Back when I was living in Germany I worked at the department for Medical Psychology & Medical Sociology at the University Leipzig for three years in a project about IVF treatment and the wish for a child as well as teaching the impact of loss and grief to medical students throughout that time.
I feel very passionate about helping and supporting people in their journey to living a fuller life free of anxiety and the effects of trauma as well as helping people come to terms with circumstances that have uprooted their sense of safety and belonging such as when we lose those who we love.