The search for a therapist is a hugely personal one and the outlook for the
therapy depends on the quality of the relationship between the therapist and
As a qualified Person-Centred Therapist and member of the BACP (British
Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), I offer empathy,
compassion and confidentiality in a pleasant warm space where you can
explore thoughts and emotions that are troubling you.
I am also a qualified CBT counsellor and can offer solution-focused therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a holistic approach that focuses on thoughts,
emotions, physical feelings and behaviours and how these may be
manifesting as, for example, anxiety and depression. This is a collaborative
approach to therapy which is research-based and effective. This involves
psycho education and an exploration of core beliefs giving the client the
tools to move forward.
I have lived a multicultural life both in the UK and overseas having had a
career in Education before Counselling. Whilst in Education I worked as a
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and Head of Inclusion in
International Schools both in the South of France and in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. Here I worked with staff, parents and students putting in place
support for those with learning difficulties and those going through stressful
and difficult times.
Through the process of therapy, a person finds that they can learn to become
the person that they really want to be, their authentic selves. Through
counselling, you can strip away past conditioning and look at relationships
that do not serve you.
I offer you a place of warmth and safety where you are not judged or
criticised but can freely express your deepest thoughts and feelings.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Level 4 CPCAB in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 CPCAPB in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have several decades working in Education as the Head of Learning Support Centres
and as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Head of Inclusion.
I have worked with agencies dedicated to clients suffering from addiction, domestic abuse
and coercive control, trauma and men’s mental health.
I have many years of experience working with teenagers and young people.
As well as working with young people and their families as a teacher and
mentor I have also worked with adults suffering from anxiety, depression,
eating disorders, agoraphobia, relational difficulties and bereavement. I have
also worked in agencies that specialise in sexual abuse and trauma.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and
Psychotherapists) and work within its ethical framework offering long and
short-term face-to-face work, time-limited counselling, video, telephone and
walk and talk therapy.