About Me

I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by and adhere to their ethical framework.

In general, my approach is psychodynamic.  I value the uniqueness and potential of each person, and believe we have the ability to adapt and change throughout our lifetime.  I am convinced our early relationships will have shaped who we are today. 

Experience
My experience includes working in education, as an associate counsellor for a local agency and working in GP surgeries.  I am currently in private practice and work for employee-assist programmes.

Areas of experience
Stress     Bereavement     Relationship issues (e.g. divorce, separation, affairs)     Mediation     Anxiety     Sexual issues     Personal development     Abuse     Sexual abuse     Self-esteem    Low confidence     Coming to terms with a major life change (e.g. illness or loss)     Caring for someone with a long-term illness 
Feelings of hopelessness

Training and Qualifications
B Ed (Hons) (1991)                                                                       
Diploma in Coaching (2001)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2002)
Diploma in Counselling Skills (2003)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2006)
BACP Accreditation (2008)
Certificate in Supervision (2012)
 Diploma in Hypnotherapy / NLP Practitioner (2012)