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.