After spending over 20 years in the City of London working within the legal and financial industries, changing circumstances and personal health issues encouraged me to take a new direction. Difficult life experiences and an underlying desire to support and help others inspired me to retrain to become a counsellor.
My continued voluntary work for two charitable organisations that specialise in the fields of bereavement (pre and post loss) and mental health issues allows me to provide counselling support to adults and young people within the community. I specialise in working with people with hidden disabilities and chronic pain conditions, particularly Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
I have experience in a broad range of psychological difficulties and I actively seek Continued Professional Development as well as training opportunities to enhance knowledge and therapeutic skill set.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
AQA Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
NCFE Level 3 Child Psychology Certificate
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
Additional Training and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training (Accredited Member)
Foundation Course in Palliative and End of Life Care
Loss: What Does it Mean for Me Now
Children and Loss Study Day
Play Therapy Workshop
Working with Shame
Narcissist in the Room
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Alcohol & Addiction Training
Working on Dreams
Pain Management Programme
Using Creativity in Working with Children’s Loss and Bereavement