Counsellors are human and I am no exception – I have daily struggles just like anyone else.
I have had my own fair share of challenges in life, from a tough, poor childhood in Uganda with an alcoholic father, growing up as a rebellious teenager, to broken relationships and the daily struggles of our contemporary existence, but I don’t blame what I have gone through: the struggle made me weaker and vulnerable when I wanted to be strong and competent but that road lead me here.
Caring and supporting people has been my passion for long time and through my different job roles as a teacher, youth worker, support worker, enabler and charity worker, I have had the opportunity to work with children, young people and adults on a one to one basis and in groups. Using different processes to reach out to people is at times challenging; however, achieving positive outcomes is very rewarding. I consider it a privilege when a person opens up to me and trust is built between us.
After suffering a series of personal challenges, I was looking for a new path and change in career: I decided I needed to go to university to study counselling. I am now a professionally trained and qualified counsellor based in Taunton- Somerset, I work with Individuals, Teenagers, Adults, as well as Groups to explore a wide range of concerns and struggles. I offer short and long-term counselling and support. Contact me today for professional counselling in Taunton Somerset UK.
My work is fully supervised by registered supervisors and I continually update my professional development.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I trained as a teacher, but also enjoyed a long and successful career as a youth worker, support worker and several other roles. I work with a wide range of people of different ages and social backgrounds. I am also interested in working with people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and other minority groups
What issues and concerns do I work with?
Addiction(s), Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement and loss, Bipolar Disorder, Career and work issues, Depression and low mood, Domestic violence/abuse, Eating problems, Emotional and psychological abuse, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), LGBT*Q+ issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Race and racism, Self-esteem and confidence issues, Self-harm and suicidal feelings, Sexual abuse, Sexuality and relationship issues, Stress and panic attacks, Trauma
What is my Approach?
My training is integrative, which means that I draw upon a range of different therapeutic models but is essentially humanistic and existential. This means that I value your subjective experience and in our sessions the work will be tailored to your individual needs. I am a member of the (BACP) British association of counsellors and psychotherapists. I have a clean DBS and I am fully covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
What is my Training, qualifications & experience?
I completed 3 years of training, my initial therapy training was at the Iron Mill College in Exeter where I gained a certificate in counselling. I subsequently gained a Degree in Integrative therapy from the University of Worcester.
I continue to find ways to expand my knowledge of counselling and therapy developing my practice all the time.
Arcon Therapy is exactly who you need for therapy and professional counselling in Taunton Somerset UK.LET'S GET STARTED NOW!