0151 733 4711 / 07956 308 586
I have worked in human services for most of my life. I started as a teacher and then worked with young, unemployed people. Following this I supported people with learning disabilities and those affected by long-term neurological conditions and brain injuries. I gained enormous experience with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and those struggling to make sense of complete changes in their lives. Working closely with people who have become disabled or been affected by long-term health conditions has played a major role in my career over many years resulting in assisting individuals to return to work or find meaningful alternatives to work.
Following a recommendation from someone I supported, I started training in counselling, gaining a diploma in person centred counselling in 1994. Since then I have widened my knowledge and skills by training in Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Adlerian Therapy. I have also undertaken training in trauma, anger, creative visualisation, personal relationships & sexuality, and solution focused brief therapy. I would now describe myself as an integrative, relational counsellor.
I gained accreditation from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2009 and operate under their ethical guidelines. I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority.
I gained a certificate in supervision in 2012 and am now able to supervise other counsellors and a wide range of other professionals who work with individuals or groups.
My training and experience have led me to develop the following specialities: return to work; disability & long-term health conditions; personal relationships & sexuality; relationship issues; anger; stress; anxiety; trauma as well as general counselling.
Currently I am a volunteer with Compass Counselling Agency, have my own private practice, offer supervision and facilitate training in understanding and managing anger
I have and Enhanced DBS certificate
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling
101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Continuing Professional Development
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
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£40 per hour individuals
First 1/2 hour free
Disabled access can be arranged
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am to 8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I received my Certificate in Supervision in 2012 I now supervise both individuals and groups.View supervision profile