Having always enjoyed working with people, I started out in social care, working with older people in residential care and supporting adults with learning disabilities. I hold a Diploma in Social Work and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Integrative Counselling. I have previously worked as a Counsellor for a Local Authority Occupational Health Department, supporting people with a wide range of issues, before going on to work for more than 12 years at a local hospice. Whilst there, I gained extensive experience in supporting patients and their families in coping with life-limiting and life-changing illness. I also provided bereavement support to both groups and individuals. During my time as a Counsellor at the hospice, I had experience of supervising both volunteer counsellors and healthcare staff, as well as working in the hospice Education Department co-facilitating educational workshops on bereavement.
I now have my own private practice where I continue to support people with bereavement as well as other wide ranging issues. I also have returned to supporting people within the Public Sector, at a Local Authority Occupational Health Department. In addition, I facilitate a bereavement support group within the local area.
I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I’m bound by their ethical framework. This includes a requirement for ongoing professional development and regular supervision, which ensures that my work is safe, ethical, and effective.
I offer both open-ended and time limited counselling sessions. The sessions can be by either Face to Face, Telephone or Video-Link. Daytime and evening appointments are available, and I charge £45 for a 60-minute meeting. I do welcome enquiries so please feel free to email or phone me if you require further information or would like to book an appointment.