I have specialised in bereavement and loss. Loss impacts us in many ways and isn’t just about the physical death of a loved one, such as being made redundant, moving house, losing a sentimental item to succumbing to aging! Losses create periods of transition, resulting in a need to let go of the old / familiar, to being with the unknown, until we are psychologically ready to transition into the next chapter. I have worked for Cruse, the UK’s largest bereavement charity, at Suffolk and Somerset branches, helping clients to work through their grief.
Additionally, I have specialised in supporting cancer with the Big C, a Waveney Valley area charity for anyone affected by cancer including patients themselves. The theme of loss and grief are typically experienced. The shock of the diagnosis or being announced ‘in remission’, in itself are traumatic and can lead to unwanted and debilitating thoughts and fears yet to be digested. Talking through the experience with a counsellor helps to process all that has happened to you and in turn, helps to make sense of the here and now. Bigger picture queries, or ‘spiritual emergence’ aren’t uncommon reactions triggered by death, loss and crises.
Most recently I have expanded my work into trauma and I support couples who have experienced miscarriages, foetal abnormalities, still births and neo natal deaths with a rapidly expanding charity called Petals.
In my private practice I work on a one-to-one basis from The Harmony Centre, Walpole, Suffolk IP19 9BB; The Mill House, Lowestoft NR32 3LN, and Saxon Alternative Therapy Centre, Beccles NR34 9HE. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions, in the first instance please either phone or email and I will get back to you. www.awayintwoworlds.co.uk
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Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
Trauma with National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, Sep 2017
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course, June 2016
Diploma Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA), June 2016
Working with Cancer in Counselling & Psychotherapy, June 2015
The Centre for Psychological Astrology, London, June 2015
Level 4 Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB '14
Astrology - studying with Kairos Astrology, Glastonbury, '13
Cruse Bereavement Training '12.
Level 3 Counselling Studies, CPCAB '12
Level 2 Listening Skills, CPCAB '11
PETALS charity - still birth, neonatal deaths, pregnancy loses and terminations.
Private Counselling Practice.
Big C, Norfolk Cancer Charity - Counselling cancer sufferers and anyone affected by cancer.
St Elizabeth's Hospice, Suffolk.
Cruse UK Bereavement Charity - Bereavement Counsellor.
New Dawn Counselling Agency, Weston-Super-Mare - general counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for 50 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Except Thursdays and weekends
Types of client