I am a registered and accredited counsellor.
I have a senior accredited specialism in working with children and young people.
I have an MA in counselling and psychotherapy.
I am also a qualified supervisor (Postgraduate Certificate - level 7)
In addition to my work in private practice, I also work as an associate lecturer with the Open University. In the past, I have worked as a counsellor in further and secondary education, and in addiction services. I have worked as a child and adolescent mental health practitioner (CAMHS), parent and family support practitioner and youth project worker. I also have a background in community arts and have worked in a range of projects involving creative arts, music, drama and dance. I have worked as a dance and drama teacher in further education. I use creativity and arts work in my therapy practice when appropriate.
I am experienced in working with children, young people and adults who present with a range of issues including: bereavement and loss, anxiety, stress, low mood, family issues, eating difficulties, gender issues, illness, sexuality issues, substance misuse, cultural issues, self-harm, abuse, suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am committed to continuing professional development.
I attend regular training to update my knowledge and skills.
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.
I have strong ethical values and personal integrity.
(Qualification certificates available to view on request)