Before I became a counsellor I spent many years working in the care sector. This included working within palliative care, secure mental health units, elderly care and education. Through gaining this experience it became apparent how those who were struggling with everyday life really needed someone to listen to them in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic environment.
To explore this more I went on to become involved in various charities, from supporting clients that were in deep distress and suicidal to working with families under extreme pressures. My experience has allowed me to work with clients with relationship/family issues, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction, bereavement issues, anger management etc. I got so much satisfaction from this that I decided on pursuing a career in counselling as it was something I felt extremely passionate about and so I began my training.
After qualifying as a counsellor I went on to carry out extensive training in areas that dealt with loss and grief, and I worked for a large charity as a bereavement counsellor, gaining valuable experience. I went on to take an Advanced Certficate In Life Coaching so that I could assist my clients with having a more positive life style.
I have an up to date Disclosure and Barring services Certificate, which allows me to work with vulnerable adults.
I am a fully qualified registered counsellor with the International Society of Psychotherapy and Counselling. I adhere and abide to the ethical framework and I hold a full indemnity professional insurance policy.