I originally come from an arts background. For many years I worked as a classical singer before making my decision to train as a therapist.
My training began with an Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory, continuing with a BA (Hons) degree. In 2008, I initiated a now thriving counselling practice in a busy NHS medical centre, where I began my counselling practice working with clients presenting with a very wide range of issues.
I work with individuals and couples and I have undertaken further training at the College of Sexual Relationship Therapists (COSRT) to support my work with the latter. In my practice, I regularly support adult survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, and have considerable understanding of working with complex PTSD. I also have significant experience of supporting clients who are struggling with problematic behaviour, including disordered eating, excessive internet use, sexual compulsivity, love addiction and co-dependency, and clients who work the Twelve-Step programme. I have had further training in working with clients who are experiencing insomnia.
I work with clients who are experiencing work related anxiety, especially those who regularly give presentations where there is an expectation to perform with confidence.
In my work with emerging adults, I feel able to engage with your reality on a wide range of issues, and to offer you a space in which to safely explore any difficulties that you are experiencing.
I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, having completed a rigorous post-qualification process. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I continue to support all of my work, and to increase my knowledge and understanding, with ongoing training.