I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor offering adult and young person counselling from my tranquil base near Wells.
I enjoy gardening and walking my two collies, spending as much time as possible outdoors.
I aim to offer a calm and safe environment where you will be met with warmth and respect, where you will feel heard, accepted and understood and where you will not be judged.
My integrative approach is underpinned by my person-centred core training. I work in a way that values you as a unique being, offering you respect and empathy to support you so you can begin to understand your situation, your life and your feelings in a new way and to help you find your own way forward at a pace that suits you.
My work incorporates aspects of person-centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness and creative therapies.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
I have experience of working with all ages, from a diverse range of backgrounds, in a variety of therapeutic settings including within the NHS, higher education, charitable organisations and in private practice.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I gained many years of professional experience closely working with, and supporting children, their parents and families. I also mentor and support people with various needs and disabilities, and have experience of working closely with people on the autistic spectrum/aspergers.
I have experience of working with diverse groups of people from all social backgrounds and walks of life. I have supported and worked with people with mental health issues, depression, those in poverty, people with addiction, lone parents and domestic abuse cases.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and an Accredited Registrant of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and work within their professional and ethical frameworks.
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BSc Natural Sciences
I am fully qualified to work online and via telephone as well as offering face to face sessions. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate.