About Me

A counsellor helped me with my own emotional suitcase and years later I decided that I would take my own experiences and work with people to help them find the clarity and healing they too were looking for.

Sounds all very simple doesn’t it?

It wasn’t.  It was a journey.  A journey of ups and downs, but a journey where I gained a huge amount of self-awareness. Self-awareness is a powerful thing and in working with me I am hopeful that you will feel the same.  It’s not that life’s arrows won’t hit us again, because they will, it’s having the knowledge and resilience to overcome them when they do and to be able to approach life with a different perspective.

I believe our past has an influence on how we are in the present and that counselling can enable us to come to terms with what we have experienced in our lives.

Whilst you work with me you will have a space that is yours to work this out.

How do you know I am qualified?

Scroll down and you can see my qualifications.  

My training was Integrative to Foundation Degree level and my practice today remains Integrative.  What this means is that in our work I draw upon many counselling theories/approaches, including psychoeducation and neuroeducation, as I believe each client is unique and not one approach meets all client needs.  I am a Professional Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I work to their ethical guidelines.

Training and Experience

I have worked with bereavement and received formal bereavement training with Farleigh Hospice.  I have worked with counselling students, people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, health issues and I have worked with people who just feel lost, who want to communicate better, or to understand why they think, feel and behave the way that they do.

Continued professional development (CPD) is something that I am passionate about and I take up various training courses throughout the year to add or to deepen my existing knowledge.  Other courses include Transactional Analysis, couples, Certificate in trauma focused therapy, Attachment, Internal Family Systems and Compassionate Inquiry (Gabor Mate).  

So, If you would like someone to work with me, please contact me in confidence, either by email or the mobile number found on the contact page.  If I cannot answer when you call, please do leave a voicemail and I will return your call as soon as I am able.