I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and run my own private practice for adults and young people. During my counselling career I have worked for “START” (Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust) which is a sister company of “PODS” (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors). Here I provided sessions for people who had suffered with trauma and childhood sexual abuse. I have also worked for the mental health charity, Mind, counselling people suffering with various mental health issues and with the drugs service, Inclusion, counselling people in recovery.
My previous career was in various commercial environments including Retail, Procurement and Sales so I have real experience of how fast and furiously paced the world can feel.
I started my training in counselling after having had therapy myself and found it to be a rewarding, inspiring and enlightening journey. I have always had a curiosity and passion for people and how we develop throughout our lives, especially how our early experiences can shape us.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have been trained in couples work, telephone counselling, childhood sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction and OCD. I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I follow the Ethical Framework, part of which is engaging in regular Continuous Professional Development and keeping informed with latest standards and best practice.
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
– Carl Rogers