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.
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling (first class)
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
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
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.
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
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Children’s safeguarding and child protection procedures
Workplace bullying and harassment
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.