As a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK’s main governing body, I have spent the past 15 years working as a Relate Counsellor and Life Coach. Along side of this, I have built up a successful Practice Practice working with couples, individuals, children and young people, supporting them in improving their emotional and mental well-being. I personally believe that most difficult experiences can be connected back to our childhood, also personal relationships, past and present. Depending on those experiences, good or bad, this can have varying impacts at different stages of our life.
I have worked with many extraordinary and inspiring couples, individuals, children and young people, each bringing their own unique story.
I see the work that I do as a privilege, being able to support my clients to achieve their own personal development and growth, overcoming barriers, life hurdles and to move on to become successful in achieving their goals, no matter what they are.
Approach & Orientation
Psychodynamic – a form of depth psychology, the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client's psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension.
Systemic – working respectfully and effectively with people in ways that consider their important relationships, across generations, and the different systems and contexts in which they live.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Skills-Integrated Approach.
Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
Relate Graduate Certificate
Relate Trainer-level 3 ‘Group Skills and Coaching’ (Theory & Practice) for Trainers
Certificate in Working with Young People
Continuing Personal Development Certificates
Understanding & Working with Social Isolation
Depression & Anxiety
The Psychological Well-being of Service Military
Service Life, Development & It’s Effect on Families & Couple Relationships
NSPCC Child Protection Awareness Programme
Working with & Understanding Child Protection.
Protecting Information (data protection)
Domestic Violence Abuse & Intervention/Safety
Domestic Violence Abuse Individual
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Level 1 & 2
Consultation with a Counsellor (Assessing & Interviewing potential clients)
Working with Sexual Issues in Counselling.
Working with Couples & Sex Addiction.
Sexual Addiction Use of the Internet.
Recognising & Understanding Sex Addiction
Psychodynamic Approaches to Criminal & Compulsive Behaviour
Professional Boundaries & Values
Suicide Awareness Workshops
Working with Clients in Supported Accommodation