I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have regular supervision to review and reflect upon my counselling practice, as well as a commitment to my continuing professional development through further training.
I have a Foundation degree and BA (Hons) degree in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Warwick. To meet the requirements of this BACP accredited training course I had personal therapy myself and completed my training hours by volunteering as a counsellor within an employee counselling service and within a local hospice. My training also included using creative approaches when working with clients, as well as counselling and psychotherapy with clients who have psychological or mental health issues, have been abused or misuse alcohol and drugs.
I continue to volunteer as a counsellor at a local hospice and I have had training with a focus on grief and loss and offering support to children and families. I have a particular interest in working with individuals affected by illness and bereavement, together with the associated challenges and difficulties loss and grief can cause.
I have experience in working with clients with a wide range of concerns and issues including:
Family and relationship difficulties
Health related difficulties
Work related difficulties
Please contact me if you have any questions about how I work or if you would like to arrange to meet with me.