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 2020, I  plan to participate in learning events in areas of particular interest. These include emotional regulation, somatisation and dissociation, spirituality, working with suicide and self harm, supporting carers, working online, and existential 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.