Prior to training as a counsellor I studied for a social science and literature degree at the University of Manchester.
I have worked and volunteered for many years with diverse groups in the social care field, for example, supporting people affected by homelessness, domestic abuse, and pregnancy related issues.
During my counselling training I volunteered with people coping with bereavement at a local hospice.
As well as working in private practice I have worked since 2012 providing counselling for children and young people on the Isle of Wight for non-profit organisations, with experience of working in educational settings.
I have extensive experience providing bereavement counselling support for children and young people.
I am also a service provider for the NHS offering counselling for the Paediatric diabetes service, where children and young people are living with the challenges of a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, this also involves psychological support for affected family members.
I have worked widely with mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. Also relationship problems; adverse childhood experiences and how they may negatively manifest in the present, as well as people struggling who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
I can also provide counselling for parents who may be struggling with many of the challenges that arise when raising children and teenagers.
I endeavour to offer a supportive, valuing and friendly approach, where there is a place for creativity as well as humour.
Clients I have worked with have said that they have valued a confidential, non-judgemental space to be heard, valued and understood, and to recognise it is safe to explore even very personal or traumatic issues.
Contact me on 07491 691408