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.
BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling
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
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.
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.
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.