About Me

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute which is accredited  to the BACP.  My core training is in Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis theories.

My own positive experience of counselling prompted me to explore the possibility of training as a counsellor.  My journey started in 2009 at Wealden Psychology Institute with a Certificate in Counselling Skills course. I then went on to study for the Diploma in Counselling in 2010 and I qualified in 2014. 

My counselling work experience:
2012 - 2013. YMCA Downslink Group - counselling young people in a secondary school.
2013 - 2014. Cruse Bereavement - Counselling bereaved adults.
2013 - 2015. Sussex Community Counselling Service - a low-cost counselling service where I worked with a variety of clients aged 18 plus who were either referred by their GP's or self-referred.  During my last six months at Sussex Community Counselling Service I also worked within their Survivors of Suicide Support Service - clients who had attempted suicide and/or were having suicidal thoughts.  
2015 - present. Private practice.
2015 - 2017. YMCA Downslink Group - counselling young people in a secondary school.
2016 - 2017. Place2be - counselling children in a primary school.
2017 - present.  Fegans - counselling children and young people.

Further training:
2012. Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care.
2015. LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
2016 - 2017. Place2be training (working with children).
2016 - 2017. Person Centred Art Therapy Certificate. (PCATS)
2017. LEAP Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
2018 - 2019. BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Anglia Ruskin University) which included specialising in counselling children and young people.

I am committed to working ethically which includes attending regular continuing professional development training, supervision and my own personal therapy.

Previous training and work:
NVQ3 Early Years Care and Education.
Pre-School Senior Practitioner.