About Me

I have always held an innate belief that we can all thrive on being listened to, on being understood and on being supported but it was my own experience of counselling undertaken at a very difficult stage in my life which helped me to recognise the life changing benefits that counselling can have. And it was these very experiences and beliefs which led me to become a professionally qualified counsellor.

Qualifications and Experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am a trained grief counsellor. I have volunteered for the bereavement charity Cruse and I’ve also worked in a refuge providing counselling for survivors of physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues some of which include anxiety, low self esteem, low self confidence, depression, loss, trauma and relationship difficulties. I was previously the Director of Counselling and Support Services for a local branch of Mind, the mental health charity.  At present, in addition to my counselling practice, I am also a co-ordinator and assessment counsellor for a young persons well-being project.

Other Information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am listed on their Voluntary Register of Certified Counsellors, approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. As a member of the BACP my practice is guided by their ethical framework.

I continue to study and attend other relevant courses, so that I regularly update my skills and knowledge base and I regularly attend supervision to ensure that I continue working in a safe and professional manner.

If you would like to find out more about the way I work or if you would like to make an appointment to see me, please contact me by calling 07598 918468. Alternatively, you may choose to use the contact form on this website.