I am aTrauma-Informed Psychotherapist and a Registered Member of BACP. I originate from Manchester but now live and work in Sheffield. I have Cerebral Palsy, and I am a wheelchair user. I have always wanted to work in this field, and I believe it is important to be able to walk with people on their unique journey. After all, you are the only expert when it comes to your life, and I am merely here to give you a safe space in which to work through whatever you bring.
Trauma-Informed Therapy means I have a complex understanding of the impact trauma can have on the body. I understand that this can affect everyone individually. By working with you to see how it affects you individually, I can then assist you in understanding what the process is and, most importantly, how to reduce those effects. I base my practice on the five principles—safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment. My clients aspire to discover how their individual histories impact them and their system (body). Everyone has their own stories, and through therapy and self-discovery, they can learn what they need to move forward. Trauma-informed therapy is for everybody.
Whether it is your first time seeing a therapist or you have been before, it is a daunting task meeting someone new and being expected to share your most personal thoughts with them. Some therapists put themselves in the role of the 'expert', guiding and directing you on a path which they feel is beneficial to you. I, on the other hand, work hard to make sure you’re in the driving seat, and I am merely a supportive passenger on your journey.