I trained as a Person Centred/Humanistic Counsellor at the University of Brighton and qualified in 2000.
I am Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registered. I became an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2006 and have also trained as a Group facilitator and Couples/Relationship Counsellor.
I hold an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision from Severn Talking Therapies.
My practice is integrative having its foundation in my Person Centred/Humanistic training and I offer a warm, empathic and safe space for you to explore the issues you bring to counselling. I offer both long term psychotherapy and short term Counselling, Couples Counselling, Groupwork and Supervision.
Since 2007 I have worked extensively with Employee Assistance Programmes and Insurance Companies providing short term counselling and using Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT techniques and Psychological First Aid/Psychological Support for pre-trial witnesses and Critical Incidents. I also trained and worked at Cruse as a Bereavement Counsellor and in an Alcohol and Substance Use Service in Sussex and have many years experience of working with people with long-term illness and disability and their family carers.
Prior to becoming a full time counsellor I worked for 30 years in Third Sector Legal and Welfare Advice Agencies and Social Care Organisations as a Paralegal and Advocate, in a Firm of Solicitors and a Housing Association. In these roles I have supported a wide range of people facing life changing events and circumstances. I also have extensive experience managing employees and volunteers and working alongside Statutory Sector partners to support service users to have a voice in service development.
I bring to counselling and supervision my wide and varied experience and insight into the situations that can impact on a person's wellbeing and health, and a respect for the human ability to work through adversity. I feel privileged to be able to work alongside my clients and support them to make new choices and achieve more fulfilling lives.
Post Grad Dip Law
Post Grad Dip Couns.
Certificate in Relationship Counselling
Certificate in Group Counselling
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Relational Supervision
Code of Ethics
I am an Accredited Member of BACP and abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
I am fully committed to valuing and respecting difference and diversity and respect the variety of human experience and culture.