I am a Mental Heath Practitioner at SYEDA, delivering CBT T. I work with clients to change behaviours and cognitions surrounding food.
I am currently training to be a Dramatherapist at the University of Derby. I come to SYEDA with experience of working therapeutically with children and young adults in school settings. Prior to my training, I worked as a teacher in mainstream, special and further education. My approach is compassionate, caring and creative. I was awarded a BADth student bursary to attend the Dramatherapy Conference. I have a strong interest in the creative arts and how they can help people. In my spare time I help to manage Spectrum Theatre Company.
I have been working here at SYEDA for 2 years now. I secured a placement whilst studying for my diploma and more recently as an employee. As a counsellor I have witnessed first hand how supporting people through their darkest times can bring comfort and an element of hope. I am extremely passionate about what I do and feel both privileged and honored to be part of an amazing team.
I am the Outreach Clinical Coordinator for The Big Lottery ‘Reaching Out’ project here at SYEDA. I coordinate and over see the delivery of therapy and liaise with other organisations regarding our project in Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster. I offer assessments in all three areas and deliver counselling sessions in Doncaster and Rotherham. I also currently facilitate ‘Treading on Eggshells’, a course we run for carers to help resource them further to care and support their loved one with an eating disorder.
I use an integrative therapeutic approach, putting the client at the centre of their therapy. It is my belief that the relationship between the therapist and client is a vital part of therapy and leads to the best possible outcomes.