Everyone deserves to feel at their best and to receive support when they require it, without shame. I believe that no one's circumstances are less worthy than others. If you are seeking to thrive, understand and explore your own circumstances better, to regain a sense of energy, wellbeing and vitality, (whether working through personal events, setbacks, managing feelings of distress, loss or change), I am here to support your intentions towards health, change, meaning and growth.
I am a fully qualified counsellor offering Counselling and Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy. I have several years of experience and work with people, adult individuals, couples and groups, offering outdoor and online therapy. I work in a positive, strengths-based, creative and empowering way, in the spirit of getting to know you and to build up a safe therapeutic space together. I work by encouraging humour and valuing your individual experience. I also draw upon 10+ years experience in social work and mental health and 10+ further years working in the health, education and social care realm.
Discretion, empathy, compassion, professionalism and insight, I have worked in the UK and Canada with a range of client groups, including military personnel and young people; for Help for Heroes, NSPCC and YoungMinds.
My special focus and enthusiasm is taking therapy outdoors, to reconnect, review, recover and restore ourselves. I believe it is the safe, trusting relationship we build together that unlocks the change and healing we are seeking.
Person-centred means your preferences, needs and values truly guide the work we do and the meaning you make. Calm, intuitive and energetic, I enjoy the outdoors/natural world, reading and learning.
Feel free to phone me on 07395 425505 or email to see if we can work together and help you develop a way forward. Outdoors or online. I work Mondays 10-2pm, Wednesdays 7am until 6:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays from 7am-3pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & 10 years experience in Social Work qualified roles.
- 3 year Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling & Transactional Analysis
- Post Grad Cert. in Social Work Practice (Northumbria University)
- Masters Degree in Social Work (Durham University)
- BA (Hons) degree in Childhood Studies
"Taking Therapy Outdoors" & "Embedding Therapy in the Natural World" 66hrs outdoor therapy training 2020
Furthering my knowledge and expertise, I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) in the field of Psychotherapy, and am registered with UKCP.
Being committed to providing the most ethical and professional service to clients, I attend regular Supervision and participate in ongoing Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working outdoors with people to help manage stress and restore wellbeing.
I work with adults and adolescents (16+), individuals and couples.