Hi there, my aim is to create a friendly and supportive environment in which to explore what is going on in your world.
I am a qualified Integrative relational counsellor, which essentially means I have embraced a number of different theoretical models from which I can draw from. I always endeavour to create an environment which enables the client to trust me and explore their situation within a confidential supportive relationship.
There are so many different reasons for starting to seek help. Whatever the challenge or reason for seeking counselling we can talk about it. Counselling is a confidential space where anything can be explored. I am there to listen, not to judge or offer solutions. I can draw on my training in the broad range of psychological approaches to aid the exploration of the challenge. You are the expert. We will work together to explore what’s going on for you, giving you a new perspective. A perspective which will enable you to make choices which fit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology from City University London and a Degree in Counselling from University of Suffolk.
I worked at the Caterpillar Centre in Woodbridge with parents for 3 years.
I have specialised experience working for Petals as a baby loss counsellor.
I have over 450 clinical hours of experience working with many different challenges;
Postnatal distress or trauma
Overwhelming life experiences.
Feeling stuck and not sure where their place in the world is
loss and bereavement.
Controlled by an addiction or relationship.
I have extensive experience of working via Zoom and telephone.
Before training as a counsellor I lived and worked abroad for eight years in Vienna and Amsterdam. I worked in both small and large international organisations. On returning to the UK I worked in the music industry with bands, managers, crew and management companies. I went on to work within the media and entertainment industry before starting a family and moving out of London. The thing that tied all my work experience together is a love of meeting people from different backgrounds. It has been an education and has set a great foundation for my counselling practice.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with baby loss and birth trauma.
Daily 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon
The first step is to make contact. That can be done via email or telephone. I will then call you back and have a chat to see if I can help and arrange a time which suits us both to see you.