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 have completed my training to diploma level qualification. I have met the requirements of academic learning for the diploma including professional contact hours with supervision, personal therapy and personal development.

I have chosen to gain accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy (BACP) by staying on at the University of Chichester and to be awarded the BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling. The degree offers a greater depth of training, including research, and deepens and extends the professional training in accordance with both academic and professional disciplines.

I am a 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

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

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

Training

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.

Today I am a qualified counsellor, have part time work and regularly foster children.

I have one daughter and two grandchildren. I enjoy art and design and being creative. I live near the sea and walk often, practise yoga, being mindful and living minimally.