Originally trained as a nurse I have spent many years observing and working with a diverse cross section of society. I have experienced individuals in trying and upsetting times for a multitude of reasons. It was this interest in human communication that drew me eventually to counselling and psychotherapy a profession that I am proud to be part of and feel passionate about.
I have, at times, also benefitted from the positive work counselling can offer and it is this personal experience that fuels my empathy for those seeking help and needing emotional support.
My own journey of self development is still continuing as I learn and discover new aspects of myself.
Alongside working privately, I have been part of the team at 121 Youth Counselling (Hart Voluntary Action) for over 7 years. I have specific interest and experience in working with 11-16 yr olds and working with families.
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling - University of Greenwich
PGDip in Counselling Adolescents (CPCAB)
Certificate in Systemic Practice: Families and Couples - Institute of Family Therapy.
Access Diploma in Counselling
Accredited, Confident Hearts Creative Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach for
Children and Adolescents
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1 (CCTP)
Certificate in Online Counselling
Dip Nursing (RGN) - City University, St Bartholomew's College of Nursing and
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance.
In accordance with BACP guidelines I am continuously updating and adding to my professional knowledge.
Short term Therapy.
Working with children in their world.
Intergenerational domestic abuse. Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from a distance.
Working with anger.
Post slavery syndrome.
White privilege unmasked.
Sand therapy and self- care.
Intuitive voice of self- care and well- being.
Creativity and expression for exploring trauma, triggers and hotspots.
Creative ways to engage and assess young people.
Embodied spirituality during a pandemic.