I think it’s really important to know that I am pretty normal and not scary, but
gentle and compassionate.
Originally from East London/Essex, I do not get shocked easily and will not
run away when things are emotional. I am married and have 2 children who do not like
me referring to them as ‘my babies’ at 19 and 22 years old!
At 51 (but feeling like 23) and have all the life experience that this
brings, including many of the overwhelming and distressing life events that people
attend counselling to work through. Working with all ages is a real privilege and
keeps my outlook across all stages of life. I love my job and being with others as
they move from often being profoundly unhappy to being settled and happy.
Qualifications: I have a degree in Person Centred Counselling, supervise other
professionals and have taught counselling. Being BACP Accredited and Registered,
assures you that I work professionally, with rules on how I work to put you first
and keep you safe while you explore emotional aspects of life.
- BACP - Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists,
BAPCA - British Association of the Person Centred Approach, PCATA Person Centred
Art Therapy Association and IWAFT - Isle of Wight Family Therapy Association.
- DBS Checked
- Up to date and continuing professional development and safeguarding training.
- £5,000,000 Liability Insurance
I do not have all the answers but I can offer 15 years of working with people of
all ages, backgrounds and beliefs with more that 12,000 counselling hours behind
I have worked for individual clients, employer schemes for staff (NHS,
Police, Ambulance, Teachers, Engineering etc), as well as working for the NHS
in Essex, Councils and in schools.