An experienced, friendly counsellor, I offer a warm, non-judgmental space for
adults, children and young people to explore difficulties and help you find a
way to make the changes you need to improve your life. I am a mum of both
birth and adopted children and understand the issues that can arise being a
parent and the difficulties associated with being a young person in todays
In our first session together I will give you time to talk through what brings
you to counselling and I will be open with you about what I can offer and
how we can work together. I may suggest individual counselling or if
appropriate, parents and child together. I am a DDP informed and supervised
practitioner and work with parents to help you to help your child. You are the
experts when it comes to your family.
I also work with adults. If you are feeling:
Suffering with low self-esteem
Counselling can help you to:
Improve your relationships
Enjoy everyday activities again
Feel more confident and able to cope with life
I adapt my practice to suit your individual needs
This includes using creative techniques to help those who may find it hard to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2003 and have worked since then in various workplace and educational settings. I now have a private practice where I see people of all ages and specialise in working with young people ages 11-18.
I also work as a Clinical Lead in Safeguarding and the safety of young people guides all I do.
Diploma in Counselling (BACPAccredited),
Post qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People ,
Diploma in Mediation,
DDP Parts 1&2,
Some of the training I have undertaken in the past 2 years:
Safeguarding Designated Officer Training level 4,
Gender and sexuality,
Equality and diversity,
Suicide Prevention and management of risk,
Child Sexual Exploitation,
Compassion Focused Therapy,
Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences,
I also have an enhanced DBS certificate
Accredited register membership
I look forward to meeting you and beginning our work together. Please call for to make an appointment or ask any questions you may have.