I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Master of Arts in counselling and psychotherapy. I am passionate about working with children and young people, as well as those who teach, support and care for them.
I am inspired by young people's resilience and their ability to over-come difficult experiences.
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, 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, suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I am committed to continuing professional development.
I attend regular training to update my knowledge and skills.
I have strong ethical values and personal integrity.
I have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
(Qualification certificates and DBS available to view on request)