About Me

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.

Qualifications:
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 and child protection.