Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS16-03491
I am interested in what enables a person to thrive in this world; how our relationships and experiences shape our personalities, our ways of thinking and behaving; how something said or done will trigger a strong emotion or reaction in one person but not another. I am extremely lucky to make my living through hearing other people's stories, then working together to build their internal resource, reducing distress and increasing capacity to be happy and connected to those with whom we share our lives.
There is a list below entitled 'Can Help With' - I am not saying I am an expert in these areas, simply that clients have brought these things to counselling with me in the past. Clients are the expert on their lives - I have skills in helping clients with new perspectives, listening and empathising.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBTEC Professional Diploma in Counselling, Edexcel, 2007
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision, NCS Accredited, May 2016
Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Young People, 2008
Post Qualifying Certificate in Sandplay Therapy Skills, 2012
11 years as a Cruse Bereavement volunteer, initially counselling and over last 5 years also supervising other volunteers.
2 years with Seren, a charity working with adults sexually abused as children.
2006 - 2018, university counsellor
2009 - present day, school counsellor
2007 - present day, EAP counsellor and private practice.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken