I am a qualified, person-centred counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been running my private practice for over 11 years. Before starting my own practice, I worked as a therapist for a specialist bereavement counselling service.
I love to learn, to work with all sorts of different people and to draw on my life experiences to support clients in a way that is most useful and meaningful for them.
The basis of my work – be that counselling or coaching – is that we all have within us the resources for growth, and capacity to have a meaningful life. I find meaning in helping people understand themselves better – understand why they may feel the way they feel, think what they think, and do the things they do. Through this understanding comes greater self-acceptance, self-care and self-belief.
Beyond the therapy room
I have experience in leadership development, organisational culture and managing teams and organisations through change. I have managed large, diverse teams of staff in emotive, challenging environments.
I have drawn on my counselling skills in other areas of my career, in particular when working in the charity sector. I have supported individuals through a wide-range of issues, including difficulties with their mental health, changes in their personal life, diagnosis of terminal illness, redundancies and work-related stress and anxiety.
An integrated approach
I am interested in many aspects of therapy and am committed to continuing my professional and personal development through ongoing training and life-long learning. I receive regular supervision to support my work and safeguard both me and my clients.
As a wife, mother, employee, employer, friend, sister, daughter and fellow human being, I am to tap into all my experiences to help me empathise and understand my clients and walk with them on their journey of self-discovery.