I am a Humanistic counsellor working from a person centred belief that each person is unique - we all have potential to grow when offered the right conditions ie: honesty, empathy and a genuine skill to work with your issues.
This means I do not judge you or give you my opinion
I will support you to develop a new way to understand your own needs
I began my training in 1998 and qualified to an advanced stage in Psychotherapeutic counselling which allows me to work independently in my own clinical practice and at a senior level within an organisation. I care about people, and have travelled my own path, which I know strengthens my practice.
Part of my ongoing training has included training as a RELATE relationship counsellor enabling me to work extensively with couples either, separating or facing difficulties in their relationship. I have worked with the National Autistic Society and in a Hospice environment counselling terminally ill patients and supporting relatives through their grief.
Part of my working week includes counselling children of primary school age at three schools supporting them with parents separation, combined family relationships, anxiety, depression and confidence issues
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy I am registered on the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and you can also find me on the It's good to talk website or The Counselling Directory and Counselling Pages. I have a current enhanced DBS/CRB certificate to work with adults and children.
Past counselling experience: Counsellor at West Leicestershire MIND, presenting with generic mental health conditions for adults. Working with vulnerable adults at the National Autistic Society