I commenced my professional counselling education in 2010. After completing a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2013 I went on to study for a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling which I achieved in 2014. I gained my Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016.
As a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their Codes of Ethics.
I worked as a Registered General Nurse for many years and I draw on my nursing knowledge in my counselling work. This complements my knowledge of human behaviour; using this whole approach I understand the links between our emotional health and physical health and how any imbalance in either can affect our overall wellbeing.
I have also worked as a counsellor in specialist organisations providing counselling for addiction, the effects of addiction on families and domestic abuse.
The wide range of issues I work with include: low self-esteem, low confidence, relationships, difficult life events, anxiety, stress, and depression as well as more specialist areas of abuse, addiction, domestic abuse, emotional eating, loss and bereavement and the effects of traumatic events.
My qualifications and experience enable me to access a range of different approaches. I can therefore work with you to find and provide the best approach for you, giving you space to explore your concerns and understand how these may be different in the future.