What can I offer you?

My style of counselling is Humanistic, and that means all your experiences are valuable and valid, and the safe space offered and the empathic relationship we build together permits you to explore and make sense of your experiences in your own way and without judgement.

Humanistic counselling is appropriate for most experiences and life challenges. My clients have talked about issues relating to abuse, adverse childhood experiences, family estrangement (which I have a lived experience of), family patterns and relationships, workplace stresses, alcohol dependency and substance use, struggles with identity and life purpose, bereavement and chronic grief, and so much more.

I am a full member of the BACP and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. I follow GDPR regulations and will explain how I use your information upon appointment.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling (first class)

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling

Counselling Skills

Diploma Funeral Celebrant

Chartered Management Institute in Professional Consulting

Postgraduate Psychology of Change and Organisational Development

MSc Strategic Human Resource Management

Placements

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling

Portsmouth University Wellbeing Service

Professional Development

Dissertation: “Mother do you think I am good enough (Pink Floyd)”. The impact of the early relationship with your mother and your ability to thrive and actualise as an adult.

I am a Licensed Practitioner for Understand Your Eating. I have trained alongside an eminent professor in the field of disordered eating. I understand the link between emotions and attachment and the impact on overeating or binge eating. Please see my page on Understanding your Eating for more information.

Single Session Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Focussing

Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Safeguarding

Work Experience

Children’s safeguarding and child protection procedures

Workplace bullying and harassment

Foster carer

Family Support and Mentoring

My career started in retail management and then onwards into Human Resource Management, finally working independently as a professional consultant.

I have one daughter and two grandchildren. I enjoy art and design and being creative. I use art as a therapeutic tool for myself and believe it can be therapeutic in counselling work. I am discovering new and creative ways of reaching into the community where I live to bring creativity alive. I live near the sea and walk often, practice yoga, being mindful and living minimally.