About me

I have a wide range of experience of working with people in the public sector, particularly in education. My early career was working in secondary schools in management roles before making a decision to train as a counsellor.

Counselling may involve working with difficult feelings and I remember how scary that felt when I began seeing a counsellor myself. It takes courage to seek support, particularly if feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

Offering a humanistic counselling approach, I share compassion, empathy and honesty to help you to explore and understand your experiences. Humanistic therapists believe our experiences are connected to our inner feelings and how we view ourselves. I believe each person is unique and individual and we have the free will to change at any time our lives.

I am passionate about therapy and consider it a privilege to be part of the self-discovery process in others, helping discover new ways to find healing in their lives.

Following my real passion has been rewarding and I am committed to using counselling to support others.

Training

I am a fully qualified humanistic counsellor with an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the BACP’s ethical framework.

Within my counselling practice I have worked in both public and private settings – schools, an FE college, as a member of a private practice and within my own private counselling practice.

I have experience with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, low self-esteem, work related stress and abuse.