I have over 13 years experience working in mental health support across a wide variety of settings and with a diverse range of individuals ranging in age and backgrounds. This has included supporting people with issues related to their mental health, substance misuse, autism, learning difficulties and physical health concerns. I always take a holistic person-centred approach to care, and listen carefully to the needs of my client to work together towards any goals they may have. I have counselling skills and have also acted in an advocacy capacity, striving to get the best care and support for my clients. I also assist in a caring and compassionate manner around practical support such as appointments, benefits and domestic tasks.
I have a strong academic background including a social psychology degree, counselling training, vocational training and am working towards a masters degree in mental health psychology. Such knowledge and skills increases my ability to aide others and understand the complex causes and treatments for a range of difficulties.
I am compassionate, diligent, kind, intelligent with a great sense of humour, who loves being able to support others.
Apart from my professional career I am also an unofficial carer for a friend, which adds to my empathy around those who need support.
In my free time I love studying, yoga, aerobics, walking my dog, music, cooking, travelling and film.
I'm mostly available in the weekday afternoons. Please message me if you like my profile and would like to arrange a meeting with me.