About Me

My Background

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.

Professionally Accredited

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.

Appointments with Me

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.

Contact me, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, to find out more.

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