I am a former teacher with thirty years experience in secondary schools. My own experiences as a client of individual and group therapy together with experiential therapeutic courses have led me to a deep understanding of the cathartic and long-term beneficial effects counselling can have.
I gained my first counselling qualification in 1993 and have since worked privately and in commercial and voluntary agencies dealing with a wide variety of issues. In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a telephone counsellor for an Employee Assistance Provider again dealing with a wide variety of clients and issues and in schools counselling students.
I have trained as a trainer of therapeutic group leaders and as a supervisor of bereavement counsellors.
In addition to regularly engaging in my own continued personal therapy I have taken part in further training in specialist areas including bereavement counselling and counselling young people. I have a Master’s degree in counselling and have trained and qualified as an online counsellor.
I believe that my life and work experiences and my training have enabled me to develop deep understanding, empathy and the expertise to enable clients who seek a more fulfilling life to empower themselves.
As a result of my own experience of ME I also have an understanding of, and am able to work with, those who have a long-term or chronic illness.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages who have issues they wish to resolve or with those seeking greater self-awareness and personal development.
I am BUPA registered and a member of the following organisations: