Counsellor registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Couselling
Diploma in Supervision of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Related Professionals
Registered Member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Certificate of Qualification of Social Work (CQSW)
You are probably reading this because confusion, sadness, anxiety, unhappiness, loss, addiction, life events have or are threatening to derail your life.
So, what you really want to know is: how can I help?
I am a qualified senior social worker, counsellor (BACP accredited) and supervisor. For 12 years I worked in a psycho-social-spiritual care team in a hospice. Prior to this I worked in social work settings in hospitals, with families and within mental health and I have managed a district team of social workers. Most recently I have worked as a Wellness Coach as well as setting up my private practice. Thus, I have many years of experience working with people of all ages, facing all the above conditions.
In counselling you can expect that I will offer you a safe space in which we will explore your story together. Some questions may inevitably remain unanswered, but I will help you reach understanding and peace for yourself so that you can find a comfortable and positive way forward. In addition to my qualifications and experience, I am committed to ongoing professional development by attending short courses on relevant subjects and I read extensively to update and enhance my knowledge. I have had my share of life sadness and loss, including a potentially life-threatening illness. I believe life does not have to be defined by the past and that past experiences, both good and bad, can be encompassed to create great potential. There are many roads to find real meaning, peace and joy in life. This will be our endeavour for you.
After our first session we will agree a timescale to work together. This will usually be on a weekly basis for a short or long term, which we will regularly review.