What I do:-
I offer One to One counselling for Adult Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transition and other life challenges and stresses. I can do face to face, virtual or sessions at a mutually convenient location.
How to explain what counselling is.......
If you are holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would have been the same.
Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all), whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Some times life can be easier until you get bumped....but then you may need somebody to talk too. This is where counselling can help and I would be honoured to be the person to listen.
Throughout my twenty five year career in Children's Services, there are not many things I haven't heard. Along with my own life experiences, bumps and "coffee spilling", I am hear to listen to you if you would like to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Practice
- MA in Education
- BA (Hons) Early Years
- PGCE in Education
I am a psychodynamic counsellor and have had previous counselling experience for a charity working with parents experiencing life trauma's and stress.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have various time slots available, throughout the week.
Here I will tell you something about myself to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you:
I am married, having been with my husband for over 25 years, we live in a remote part of the Staffordshire Moorlands near the county borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire. I love living in the countryside, I'm always in awe of nature and find the peace and tranquilly very relaxing. I originate from the Moorlands growing up on my parent’s smallholding with my younger brother and sister, where playing outside was a fun-filled and usually muddy experience! I have a love of many animals and if I ever get the opportunity would love to own some Grey Face Dartmoor sheep and some Highland cows as well as some Belted Galloways.
I have lived in several places over the years including Sheffield, this was a culture shock moving from a rural community but was a really vibrant, exciting place to be, with me meeting and working with many wonderful people. My career has been predominantly within Social Services working with families to help keep children safe, a big part of this has been listening to and supporting people, so it was a natural step for me to train as a psychodynamic counsellor which I enjoy and for me is a privilege to do.
In my spare time I like doing different things all of which bring me happiness including cooking, reading, travelling, swimming and exploring the beautiful world we live in. I've also been known to write the odd poem, I sing in a choir and play dominoes for a local pub, as the saying goes.....“Variety is the spice of life”.