I think that a sense of balance, how you feel about yourself, and the ability to deal with what life throws at you are important components in a happy life; I also believe that life is a journey where change is possible. I have had times in life which I have found hard to deal with; low times and times of feeling overwhelmed, stuck or not good enough – all of which have helped give me empathy and the desire to help people cope, feel supported and make positive changes. I believe in honesty, humour and continually learning.
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development is essential for a Registrant of the BACP and I continue to update my skills and training on a regular basis – short courses include:
- TA 101 The Official Introduction to
- Anxiety & Depression in Young People
- Families affected by Bereavement
- Self Harm
- Drug Awareness, Level 1
- Power and Control
- Data Protection (GDPR)
Registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Registration No.374431)
Within my private practice I have experience working one to one helping clients with a wide range of issues.
I am part of a group of counsellors offering skype counselling support to adults on placement overseas who are coping with adjustment issues, difficult life circumstances or mental health issues.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor at a local College, counselling young people (16-18) and adult students, dealing with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, coping with stress, self harm, suicidal thoughts, problems at home or college, difficulty adjusting to changing life circumstances.
I have previously worked for Steps2Wellbeing counselling adults with a diverse range of concerns.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent many years in a school setting and as a youth worker working with teenagers in informal settings, as well as administrative and clerical roles in a diverse range of areas.
I also welcome enquiries from parents concerned about teenagers, and work with young people from 14 upwards.