Qualifications and Experience
Other training and workshops attended
Sand-tray Therapy (2016)
Therapeutic Parenting (2016)
Trauma Constellations (Professor Franz Rupert approach 2015)
Data Protection (2015)
Equality and Diversity (2015)
Children who are Struggling with Eating Disorders (2014)
Parental Substance Misuse (2011)
Working with Domestic Abuse (2009)
Trauma and Resilience :Recovery and Adaption after Overwhelming Stress (2008)
Drug Abuse and Parenting (2007)
I have a wealth of life and work experience which I find useful in the work I do. The feedback I have received from my clients says that they found me naturally easy to talk to and feel comfortable. See testimonials
In my 20 years of practice in social care and counselling , I have been privileged to work with individuals, children and families who had difficulties with:
low self esteem and confidence
recovering alcoholics/drug users
clients fleeing from domestic violence
clients whose children were at risk of offending behaviour
childhood abuse and trauma
loss/bereavement.......and lots more.
My professional background includes working in three voluntary counselling agencies. My counselling post as a Network Counsellor at Weston College provided the opportunity to work with adults and young people which supported them in continuing their studies .
Working for North Somerset Council’s Youth Offending Team gave me the opportunity to develop and pilot a counselling service. This was the first in-house counselling service giving parents who were at risk of offending the opportunity to receive free counselling.
Crossroads Care is an agency that provides support and counselling to young people and adult carers who are caring for a person who is unable to care for themselves . This position involved providing counselling to adult carers which gave them the vital emotional support they needed to continue providing the care their loved one needed.
Membership and Registration
I'm a member of the BACP(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling,psychotherapy and professional conduct. Also CAPPP which is a networking organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice providing professional development workshops. Furthermore I'm a member of the counselling directory which provides current news, support and training.
I have a CRB/DBS certificate which states I’m fit to work with vulnerable adults and children/young adults.
I receive monthly supervision which helps me be reflective and consider situations from different angles. I have a very committed attitude towards my own personal development may that be reading or attending additional training.
To arrange a consultation email me or phone 075 133 72 622