As a person-centred psychotherapist based in Southampton, my passion is working with survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
I have dedicated my career to helping individuals heal from the trauma
they have experienced and rediscover their innate strengths and resilience.
My journey as a therapist began after completing my bachelor’s degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. During my training, I discovered the power of the person-centred approach and how it can help clients feel seen, heard, and valued
. I was drawn to the approach's emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and how it can be a catalyst for healing and growth.
In my work with survivors of abuse, I create a safe and non-judgmental space
for clients to explore their experiences and emotions. I believe that every client is the expert on their own life and experiences, and my role is to facilitate their journey towards healing and self-discovery.
My approach is grounded in the person-centred principles of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity. I use a variety of methods to help clients develop a deeper understanding
of their experiences and emotions, including empathy, reflection, validation, and exploration of core beliefs and values.
One of my strengths is helping clients build a sense of self-compassion and self-care
. Survivors of abuse often struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, and low self-worth.
I work with clients to challenge these negative beliefs and develop a more positive and compassionate relationship with themselves.
I recognise that abuse impacts not only the survivor but also those around them, and I work with clients to help them navigate the complex dynamics of abuse within relationships.
I am committed
to continuing my education and staying up-to-date on the latest research in the field of trauma therapy
. I also believe in the power of personal growth
and my aim is to regularly attend workshops and retreats to deepen my own self-awareness and healing journey.
Overall, my passion
for helping those affected by sexual and domestic abuse allows me to help clients reconnect with their inner strength and resilience.