I have a lifelong curiosity and am inspired by the human spirit and its ability to grow and develop even in the most challenging set of circumstances, which ultimately led me into the field of counselling.
I am extremely fortunate to have worked with many people which have had various issues and problems ,and I have help them worked through the issues and problems and supported them to grow and flourish towards a positive sense of well being.
My core approach is Person Centered but I integrate other modalities into my practice which include Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal, Solution Focused & Motivational Interviewing based on needs and requirements of the person and situation.
I am currently finishing a mindfulness teacher training and can offer mindfulness tools if it is appropriate for you. I have been personally using meditation & mindfulness practices to benefit my own well-being for over ten years.
I have found my previous study and career of holistic therapist to be of great benefit to have deepen my awareness of the mind, body and spirit connection.I am greatly inspired by the works of Carl Jung and have home studied much Jungian literature.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and individual member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and am fully insured.
Core professional qualifications
Advanced Accredited Diploma in Counselling Supervision. Post Graduate level 7.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) level 5.
Foundation Degree in Counselling. Bath Spa University
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) level 4.
Advance Diploma in Counselling .Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) level 3.
Mindfulness Now Teacher training. The UK College of Mindfulness & Meditation.
Further training & CPD
Brief Solution Focused Therapy Certificate
Motivational Interviewing Certificate
Archetypes in Supervision
Fundementals working with couples
Understanding working with Addictions
Understanding Addictions through attachment theory
Working with the Inner Child
Mindfulness from a Humanistic Perspective
Understanding sexual violence
Transactional Analysis and working with the Inner Child
Telephone & E-Counselling training
Sexual Abuse, Rape, Trauma training
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
National Insititute for Health Care Excellents (NICE) elearning Anxiety Disorders
As well as my private practice I am fortunate to work for a long established Mental Health and Well-being charity in North Somerset. In my role I manage a counselling service, write and facilitate therapeutic groups which include an anxiety groups, develop and deliver mindfulness workshops and design well-being services for the charity.
I have provided counselling in a variety of different counselling settings, which include an adult learning centre,a mental health agency ,general counselling service and for an employment assistance programme.
I have had the honor to provide supervision for counsellors & therapist which have worked in various agency settings which include, a drug and alcohol service provider, a counselling service for victims of domestic abuse,private practice and for a mental health charity.