About your Counsellor
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by the association's professional code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, including their complaints procedure.
As a practitioner I am dedicated to continued professional development, so as to offer clients my continued knowledge and enhanced expertise. I therefore, frequently attend additional training courses.
Certificated courses attended are Reflective Practice Counselling Supervision, Couples Counselling, Working with the Couple in mind. Working with Dissociative Disorders, Complex trauma, Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Mindfulness, Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse - including coercive control and physical and sexual violence, Sex and Intimacy, Working with Personality Disorders, Pornography and Addiction, CBT, Working with the Chronically Depressed, Mentalisation based therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and several more.
I hold an Enhanced DBS, have experience of Life story work and working with children.
As part of my own personal journey i have recently started a training course to be a Clinical Supervisor.
ExperienceAlongside my private practice I offer a counselling service at two other community based venues and I am a Clinical Assessor at Sutton counselling. I have experience working with a wide range of people from all backgrounds. I embrace diversity and inclusivity. I work with couples, individual and young people.
Prior to becoming a Counsellor my career was working with children and families. Within this role I gained an in depth knowledge of family dynamics and the complex relationships that evolve from family life. Additionally many years of working in educational settings with children who had special educational needs and in early years settings highlighted the importance of inclusivity for all.
As a practitioner my areas of speciality are working with relationships, couples, adult-to-young person, family issues, and child related parenting difficulties, along with physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I can offer help and support in these sensitive and often very painful areas.