A little bit about me!
I have a personal interest in the arts, mainly singing and dancing. In my formative years, I was fortunate to work as a professional singer alongside my mental health social work and crisis intervention career. I have played in many UK venues and festivals, including the Jazz Café and Glastonbury.
As my interest in therapeutic approaches grew, I combined performance skills with therapeutic interventions to strengthen my psychological well-being and balance the demands of both roles.
There is significant evidence of the benefits of music in treating various mental health disorders. Singing, especially, has been proven to lower cortisol associated with stress. I continue to encourage and self-explore the use of artistic expression to help increase psychological resilience and mental well-being.
BA in Social work
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Postgraduate Certification in Approved Mental Health
Accredited Certification in Solution Focused Counselling
Accredited Certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Undergraduate Certification in Psychiatric Liaison and Crisis Intervention.
Positive Psychology Levels 1,2,3
Whom I Work With
ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Substance Misuse, Trauma, Perinatal Mental Health, Anger, Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Psychotic illnesses, Work-Related Stress, Family Stressors and Parenting Challenges.
Other areas of expertise include:
Domestic Violence, Debt, Accommodation, Immigration, Child and Adult Safeguarding, Education and Employment Difficulties, Migration, and Discrimination.
All interventions are therapeutic only. Where practical support is required, signposting to appropriate agencies can be explored.