I qualified as a Person-centred Counsellor in 2000. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) became BACP Accredited in 2004 and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  My early experience includes working in a Women’s Centre, an FE College Student Services,  and Cruse Bereavement Care.  I began my Private Practice in 2003 working with self-referred clients and clients accessing counselling through their employee assistance programmes, so I have extensive experience with workplace stress. I worked for 13 years in an NHS Primary Care and IAPT Counselling Service.  I am committed to the Person-centred Approach because of my belief in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and the Person-centred philosophy is one of trusting that the individual has the resources to heal themselves. As a Person-centred Counsellor I provide an environment in which a person can find and connect with those emotional resources, which is often empowering and liberating.

Although I describe myself as a Person-centred counsellor and I am committed to the Person-centred approach, over the years as I have developed my practise I have explored and attended training in many areas and integrated influences from other models, which has enriched my skills and understanding and ability to work with a wide variety of issues and needs.

I also have experience in teaching and training counsellors and work as a supervisor.