About Me

My Background

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.


Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Registered member of the ISPC
  • Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Advanced Certificate In Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Level 3 Award in Adolescent Depression
  • Level 3 Award in Mental Health and Young People Professional
  • Relationship Counselling Diploma
  • Professional Counselling Grief and Bereavement Diploma
  • Mindfulness Practitioner Course Level I, II, III & Master
  • Advanced Certificate in Life Coaching
  • ASCENTIS, Level 2
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Bereavement and Loss Certificate
  • Supporting People with Mental Health Certificate
  • Health and Social care Certificate
  • Death and Dying Certificate
  • Cruse: Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Counselling level One Certificate
  • Introduction to Counselling Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • NVQ Level 3 Early Years Care & Education
  • Qualified Life Coach

Contact me

I am happy to offer a free 15-minute video or telephone call for you to ask me any questions you may have and to get a feel of how I work. I find this also helps the initial session feel less daunting for new clients and provides more of an understanding of how counselling works.