I qualified as a Counsellor in 2000 - my training was accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK's largest counselling and regulatory body.
As a registered member of the BACP (number 080785) I work within their Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.
In addition to my private practice, I'm also employed by a leading private hospital group where I work with clients in both one to one and group therapy sessions. I have a special interest in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety.
Training, qualifications and experience:
Diploma in Professional Studies - Counselling, University of the West of England (2000).
I've gained valuable experience in a variety of settings, including various charities.
I keep up to date with current counselling research and regularly undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by attending workshops, lectures and seminars.
I have completed specific training in areas such as anxiety, depression, loss and change, low confidence and self-esteem, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, grief, anger management, eating disorders and self-harm.
I use different approaches and techniques which will enable us to work collaboratively, helping you to explore and understand any difficulties you may have in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental way.
During an initial session, we will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and how we may be able to work together. At this point, if you're happy to continue, we can arrange future sessions - you are under no obligation to go beyond the initial session if you choose not to. I offer short or longer-term counselling, depending on your needs.