How I work
I’m a warm, perceptive and experienced therapist, trained in the person-centred approach. Person-centred counselling offers a supportive space in your life, where you can explore your feelings and experiences at whatever pace is comfortable for you. Counselling can help you to make sense of things, and have a better grasp of what’s standing in the way of you living as you want to.
My role isn’t to advise or analyse you, rather, it’s to provide a collaborative and caring therapeutic relationship, free of judgement, from which you can find a way forward.
My aim is that throughout our time together, you'll feel supported, valued and understood.
Who I work with
I work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, with a variety of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, workplace stress, loneliness, separation and divorce, and bereavement. A broader list of the things I can help with, is here.
I have extensive experience of counselling women as they prepare for and adjust to motherhood, and I've co-facilitated a support group for new mums.
Much of my current counselling work is with teachers and other school-based professionals.
What others have said about me
You can read feedback from previous clients about their experience of counselling with me, here.
My experience and qualifications
My background is in delivering emotional support services to people with long-term conditions such as Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their carers, families and friends.
I'm registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and am committed to working within their Ethical Framework (2018). My qualifications are below.
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP accredited training), Metanoia Institute
Certificate in Counselling, National University of Ireland, Maynooth