What can I offer you?

I have worked with people of different ages who have experienced a range of issues from anxiety to trauma.

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

Attachment Theory and its Relevance to Eating Disorders

Placements

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling

Portsmouth University Wellbeing Service

Client issues have included mental health, anxiety, trauma, family estrangement, child hood trauma, domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse.

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.

Eating Disorders/disordered eating. I am embarking on a learning programme with an eminent professor in the field of disordered eating. I aim to understand the link between attachment and eating and the impact on self esteem.

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.