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 have had my own private practice since 2012. 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 have worked for a number of community organisations including the mental health charity MIND where I was Director of Counselling and Support Services and most recently, for a project supporting young people aged 13-18 years of age where I was Project Manager and 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 continue to increase and update my skills and knowledge base by committing to an ongoing professional development plan and I attend regular supervision to ensure I continue to work in a safe and professional manner.