My first experience of counselling was at 19 when I volunteered as a rape and sexual abuse counsellor. Since then I have worked in lots of different support roles before starting my formal counsellor training in 2009. I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which means that I have undertaken further extensive assessment following my initial training.
I have counselled people from all walks of life with a variety of reasons for counselling. This includes depression, anxiety, self harm, abuse, suicidal thoughts, anger and identity issues. I also have a lot of experience working with young people aged 14 above – who I also counsel via a local charity.
Aside from direct counselling I have also run self-esteem groups, parent support groups, trained professionals on working with domestic abuse issues and worked on projects raising mental awareness for young people and professionals.
BSc Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies (2002)
PGDip Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling (2011)
BACP accreditation (2016)
I have also done additional training in creative counselling, attachment theory, domestic and sexual abuse, child protection, trauma therapy and outdoor therapy.