About Me

'There came a time, when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk to blossom.'  Anaïs Nin.

I’m interested in people, and I enjoy helping others. 

I specialise in counselling people from higher education and professional backgrounds, including adults, students and young people.  But I'm here to help anyone with access to the Internet.

I myself have an international background: I’ve lived and been educated in France, Africa, Canada, the USA and the UK, and I've travelled widely.

I’m fluent in English and French, and I trained as a French teacher.  I use IT extensively in my work, including the delivery of counselling via Skype or Zoom to clients across the UK and worldwide.

I've also worked as a university tutor, trainer, and consultant on languages, education, and parental engagement.  But during a career spanning over 30 years, I discovered it's difficult for a teacher to support the emotional wellbeing that is so necessary for enjoyment and learning.  And so I took a decision in 2006, to retrain as a therapist.

My Qualifications:
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
Vocational Advanced Level in Counselling
Life Coach
Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
MA in Canadian Literature
BA in English and Linguistics

Further Training:
Solution-focused Brief Therapy
Working with Shame
Working with Anger
Working with Dreams
I now offer an experienced and sympathetic counselling service, whatever your age, background, and problems.  I have an excellent record of success with my clients, as you'll see from my Clients' Comments page.

I’m used to supporting a wide range of people with emotional difficulties, both individually and within groups. I’ve counselled many adults, students in higher education, and young people of school age.  I've also worked extensively with parents experiencing difficulties with their children. 

I myself am a mother of 2 grown-up children, one of each sex, and now 2 grandchildren.  I’ve a particular interest in the links between learning and emotional wellbeing, and in family systems, as well as the emotional and behavioural patterns passed from one generation to the next within families.

My own professional training required that I experience counselling therapy myself.  This has been essential for me to understand the range of feelings – and the liberation! – that can be experienced when one is in the client’s chair.

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), so I'm listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.  This is the recommended level that the public should look for when seeking a therapist. 

I’m fully committed to working within the Ethical Framework of the BACP, and you can be assured of my confidentiality and professionalism.