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My Story

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 6 years. I have specific interest and experience in working with 11-16 yr olds. 


Qualifications

BA (Hons) Integrative  Counselling - University of Greenwich

PGDip in Counselling Adolescents  (CPCAB)

Access Diploma in Counselling 

Accredited, Confident Hearts Creative Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach for Children and Adolescents

Certificate in Online Counselling

Dip Nursing (RGN) - City University, St Bartholomew's College of Nursing and

Midwifery

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and

Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I am fully insured with Holistic Insurance. 

 

Professional Courses

In accordance with BACP guidelines I am continuously updating and adding to my professional knowledge.

Safeguarding Adolescents.
Short term Therapy.
Working with children in their world. 
Intergenerational domestic abuse. Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 
Creative journaling. 
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.

 
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