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BSc Hons Psychology, Dip. Counselling, MBACP

I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor - Gestalt, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to the Ethical Framework, which guides me to work ethically and safely. I attend regular Clinical Supervision and I am committed to my personal and professional development, in attending further training and workshops.


I have worked for 20 years in health and social care, with older people and then with people who have struggled in their mental health and with their families. This included varied diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression and psychosis. I have worked together with family units on history, dynamics and communication and co-facilitated courses in mental health to family members and other professionals.


In my experience so far, I have learned how people want and deserve to be seen exactly as they are. I am often moved by stories of others and how mental health has featured within cultures and generations, from what is unsaid, ways we have supported ourselves and each other, to sometimes what we now know and recognise as stigma surrounding mental health. I am always learning and my clients are my greatest teachers.


Some of my areas of interest and experience are: 

Bereavement and loss
Carer Support
Conflicting thoughts and feelings
Loneliness and isolation
Low self esteem
Patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving 
Relationship and family issues
Work related stress