Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS22-01194
I have been practicing as a counsellor for 20 years and, through my work, I have been privileged to meet many beautiful and unique human beings.
I believe within counselling, a meaningful and trusting relationship with another human being is a vital part of the therapy, and that it is this relationship with another that enables us to understand and accept ourselves and to heal and grow.
I feel I have the qualities of self-awareness, genuineness or realness, empathy and an acceptance of others; all of which I consider to be vital in order to develop a therapeutic relationship with someone who is looking for help, with whatever it is that has led them to seek counselling.
As a counsellor I view myself as a fellow traveller, sharing a part of the client’s journey through life, for as long as they want me alongside them. I always feel both humbled and honoured when someone puts their trust in me and invites me to walk alongside them for a while and to share with me with their unique story.
As a counsellor, I have extensive experience of working with both individuals and couples. I have worked with a wide variety of issues including, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, stress, work related issues, trauma and bereavement. I also have experience of working with clients on the autistic spectrum.
I offer both face-to-face and online counselling, depending on availability. Although counselling has traditionally been face-to-face, since the start of the pandemic I have found that online sessions can be a very effective form of counselling. Many clients have found this a good way to access counselling, and it can provide more flexibility and convenience, including being able to be in their own space.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (AQA)
Advanced Diploma CBT Practice
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Person-Centred Couples Counselling
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal feelings