2017: Postgraduate Diploma with Merit in
 Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 
University of South Wales

2017: Registered Member of BACP
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

2015: Postgraduate Certificate with Merit in 
Integrative Counselling Skills 
University of South Wales

2005: Master of Science with Distinction in 
Health Sciences (Teaching) 
University of Birmingham

2003: Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in 
Nursing Studies
University of Wales College of Medicine

2000: Registered Nurse (Adult)
Nursing and Midwifery Council

My counselling work has included placements with three organisations in Hereford and South Wales. This has given me a range of experience with adults who have accessed counselling for a variety of reasons. Difficulties which have led my clients to seek help include depression and anxiety, relationship problems, trauma from childhood abuse, work-related stress, anger management, bereavement, and other significant personal concerns and upheavals.

In accordance with guidelines for good practice, I frequently undertake training and education to continue my professional development. Through these activities, I aim to improve and update my knowledge and skills, and to increase my own self awareness. In 2019, I  plan to attend learning events in areas of particular interest. These include anxiety, grief and loss, supporting carers, trauma and dissociation, and relationship issues.

I have mentioned here some areas that can be challenging or distressing. However, I do not define or label my clients according to their perceived counselling 'issue'. This is because I work fundamentally with the person who arrives in the counselling room, and I recognise and respect every one as a unique individual. This understanding forms the basis of the relationship between me and each client.