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; post natal depression, birth trauma, pregnancy loss and termination.
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 for five years' with YMCA Counselling, providing counselling for children and young people.
This means I have experience working in secondary schools and sixth form.
I also work within the charity’s bereavement service providing counselling support and counselling for children, as well as counselling for young people and their families where there is a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.
My experience means I have a wealth of knowledge to offer counselling support for children and teenagers over 11 years of age.
I have worked widely with mental health issues,self harm, bullying and issues around identity and sexuality.
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