I started off my career working in pharmacy until my children reached teenage years then I decided to have a career move and began working with families, where I gained my qualification in counselling.
I have now been a counsellor for 10 years, gaining accreditation in 2014. Looking after my own well-being is essential to my work and I do this by making sure that I balance my work and home life. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my lovely dog, arts and crafts and when time and space permits, some deep breathing and relaxation.
I work from a person-centred approach, offering a safe, confidential and comfortable environment for exploring any challenges or difficulties that you may be experiencing.
I can also offer Animal Assisted Therapy (ATT) with my lovely calm, friendly dog Holly the Labrador.
What I offer
I will not give you advice or solve your problems for you, but I will listen to your story to try and help you to understand your situation better.
One to one counselling
Counselling can help with many difficult life problems – from coping with challenging experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours.
In the following areas
· Confidence and self esteem
· Life balance
· Self care
· Managing change
· Self and identity
Sometimes it can be difficult to talk, even with those close to us. I can provide a space for couples to talk through issues and help to facilitate problem solving.
Experienced supervisor for counselling students, counsellors, trainee counsellors and those working in a helping profession. Training in "Systemic Supervision" by Dr Barry Mason.