About Me

Attending counselling myself enriched my life and allowed me to fully appreciate the extent of self-development it enables people to access. I became a counsellor in order to offer the same possibility to others.
 
I believe that counselling can play an important role in supporting people through external stress or feelings and thought processes that are internally challenging or unsettling. Clients I work with often express that the professional counselling I provide is an accepting, open 
and non-judgemental environment that allows them time for self-discovery. Giving you time and space to explore choice and support over time can help you to gain responsibility for managing your fears. We can also investigate the ways you want to assertively manage the challenge that others bring to your life.
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I also work in an agency specialising in counselling for addiction or those affected by addiction.  Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in public sector roles. I am a parent to two adult sons and have experienced an eventful life to date, living alongside many of the different types of challenges that life can send our way.

 

Qualifications and Memberships
Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (8 years +)
Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Education
BSc (Hons)

I hold an enhanced DBS check, professional insurance and am registered with the information commission.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I also have regular professional supervision which supports me in my counselling and therapeutic practice to the benefit of myself and my clients.
I undertake continuing professional development in the form of training courses, lectures and workshops. 

Examples of Client Priorities I work with:

  • High levels of anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Work Based Difficulties

  • Living with chronic ill health

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Parenting Concerns

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/School Issues

  • Peer Relationship Issues

  • Exam Stress

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Abusive Relationships

  • Spirituality

  • Exploring personal identity

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Truama 
     

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