I am a counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I am committed to work within the professional association's ethics, practices and guidelines.
My foundations in psychodynamic counselling means that, not only will we talk about what is happening now, but we will also talk about your previous life experiences. We will explore how what is happening now may have originated in your younger years. I work with clients for a variety of reasons but I specialise in helping people understand and manage the impact of life changes and loss that they are experiencing currently or have in their earlier years.
I work with both individuals and couples, aged 18 and over. I have a DBS certificate and am fully insured.
Alongside my private practice, I also carry out volunteer work with bereaved families at a hospice in Bedford. While the work is challenging, I feel privileged to be able to support families through their grief and the changes that they face.
So, how and why did I decide to train to be a counsellor?
I studied in the Arts at Bristol and, on graduation, I worked for an educational publisher in London, running and training a young graduate sales team. It was during this time that I started becoming interested in counselling and coaching and, in time, decided to retrain as a professional counselling practitioner.
BA (Hons) in Time Based Media, UWE, Bristol.
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Bereavement training, Sue Ryder, St John's Moggerhanger.
Transformation Life Coach Certification, Udemy.
Integrating Care: depression, anxiety and physical illness, Kings College London.
Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT, The University of Reading.
The Help Hub, Coronavirus Crisis Counsellor.
Certificate in Clinical Assessment, WPF London.
The Grove Practice, Certificate in Couples & Other Relationships
I am working with and supporting NHS staff members through the Covid-19 crisis.