About Me

Experience: 
I have over 20 years' experience working in the social care sector with single parents, people with mental health problems, people with substance misuse problems, offenders, students, young people ages 3-17, including Looked After Children.

I have worked in Student Support in Cardiff University, as a substance misuse counsellor in a secure Psychiatric unit and as a school counsellor for the past 4 years with services in Newport and Torfaen. 
I have recently qualified as a clinical supervisor at the University of South Wales

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework and practice guidelines. 
I have an enhanced DBS check.

Qualifications 
                                                              B.Ed (Hons.) 
                                                              Certificate and Diploma in Counselling
                                                              Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
                                                              Diploma in Consultative Supervision

Training
Child Bereavement conference
School based counselling: Changing lives in Wales
Attachment-Focused work in Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Solution-focused Brief therapy
Brain and Behavior
Impact of the refugee experience on children’s mental health
Competence and self-care workshop
Dramatherapy workshop
Introduction to Play and Playwork
Mental Health First Aid
POVA and Child Protection
Understanding loss and grief 
Working with vulnerable children and their families
Mental Health National Service Framework
Introduction to Autism
Understanding & responding to Bullying