I am a compassionate and easy going person with a healthy sense of humour. I am interested in all aspects of life and love the diversity of people and want what is best for all to flourish.
My journey to counselling is that after an initial career in finance and business, I made a career change gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy and practised in various NHS settings for 13 years. During this time working directly with people my interest in counselling grew leading to my ultimately qualifying as a professional counsellor. I have my own private practice (currently on-line only) and until recently was also a volunteer counsellor working for a local counselling charity.
As a counsellor I enjoy the interaction with and helping clients to understand themselves better and leading to them being able to live the most fulfilling lives possible.
My relevant academic qualifications include:
I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of The Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and abide by both their professional guidelines and ethics. This includes regular supervision and continuing professional development activities of at least 30 hours a year.