I have spent my entire working life working with people who were experiencing difficulties in one way or another. Before qualifying as a Counsellor, I worked for many years in family law. My passion has always been to work with people going through difficult situations and struggling to manage the resulting emotions. I believe that my experience in working with families trying to navigate the distress of a family breakdown has given me greater insight when working in counselling with relationship or family issues as well as in my couples counselling work.
Since obtaining my diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from an accredited training facility, I have continued to develop my knowledge and expertise and have attended numerous additional training courses. I have obtained additional certificates including working with trauma, abuse, mindfulness, couples therapy, body psychotherapy/body listening, perinatal mental illness, working outdoors, telephone/online counselling and clinical supervision.
I am committed to continuing to develop my knowledge and expertise and am always looking for new and different ways to work with my clients. I am also happy to work in a creative way, with many art materials to hand.
Since qualifying, I have worked for 3 local charities in West Sussex, offering counselling to adults and young people. I now work solely in my private practice in Rustington near Littlehampton and online.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines, details of which can be found at: https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/