I trained as a counsellor for several years, during which I underwent intensive personal therapy myself, and throughout those years I grew increasingly passionate about the benefits of talking therapy.
My core training was in humanistic counselling. Two approaches - person-centred and existential - particularly resonated with me.
As well as my private practice, which covers three counties, I offer a counselling service for a charity which provides accommodation and support to homeless and unemployed young people aged 16-30.
Further experience includes work at a hospice providing care for terminally ill people, their carers and their families, with bereavement – and loss in general – the main focus.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its code of ethics, the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I undertake monthly supervision (in which my work with clients is overseen) and keep up to date with developments in the counselling world (continued professional development) – both of these ensure my practice is highly professional, ethical and relevant.
I am fully insured, hold an enhanced DBS certificate and fully comply with data protection laws.
BA (Hons) Counselling (University of Greenwich)
NCFE Level 3 Award In Counselling Skills & Theory (Guildford College)
NCFE Level 2 Award In Helping Skills (Guildford College)
NCFE Level 1 Award In Interpersonal Skills (Guildford College)