About Me

About the Counselor

A Warm welcome to Wiltshire Counselling

I have a wealth of counselling experience in many different issues, including trauma. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and I enjoy the diverse nature of my work.

I give therapy to young people, adults, retired adults, and couples. I have experience around working with Army personnel also.

Are you you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, suffering loss and grief, confused or depressed? Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to identify where the root causes of your pain may be coming from. Often, being given the space to have someone listen to you, can make all the difference. Those first steps, deciding to attend counselling, can make you feel apprehensive. Congratulate yourself for wanting some change, or seeking some solutions in your life.

Sometimes, we can carry such a heavy load, not knowing where the root causes are coming from. You may feel confused or in a fog. Counselling can help you to put things in place. We will explore together in a confidential calm setting. You will not be judged. I will encouraged you to relax and be yourself. You will have the time to explore and come to your own conclusions. I will support you around your needs, at your pace. We will work together to find the best options to help you reach more clarity, informed choices and empowerment.

Are you unsettled with life due to unhappiness from your childhood? Have you suffered rejection/abandonment/criticism? So many unhappy feelings can result from trauma in our childhood, including attachment/abandonment issues.

Have you reached retirement age and perhaps thinking “what now” “what’s left”, “where do I go now” and maybe suffering from anxiety?

Are you suffering from loss and grief/bereavement? Has a family member passed away? Has a relationship ended?

Counselling is offered to victims/survivors of Domestic Abuse, Rape/Sexual abuse, Stalking and Harassment. The impact of these trauma’s is overwhelming and has a vast impact on a person’s life, including children’s. As a victim/survivor of Domestic Abuse, it can damage a person’s identity, leading to confusion and not knowing who you are anymore. You may feel confused and fearful. Maybe you witnessed Domestic Abuse as a child! 

I have had experience in facilitating  programmed workshops around the dynamics and the impact of Domestic Violence on women. Another aspect has been supporting young people 11-17 who have witnessed Domestic Abuse. My training and practice has also included working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse.

Training and qualification includes:

Advanced Diploma is Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB

Certificate in Counselling skills CPCAB

Qualified “Safelives” IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)

Seven years experience as a Specialist Women’s Safety Officer, supporting victims of Domestic Abuse, working in partnership with a male perpetrator programme.

Experience as a Lead facilitator, for different programmed women’s groups. I have experience delivering craft sessions, relaxation and visualization in a group setting.

Experience in face to face support, working with young people who have witnessed Domestic Abuse.

Mentoring of Yound people in a local academy.

Action on Addiction Addiction and its impact on the family

Seachange Domestic Violence – “How the Perpetrator operates”

Victim Support – Serious Crime training (Accred) in Core crimes, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse and Rape.

Other training includes

  • Barclay Trust – Group and workshop facilitation training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable adults
  • McKenzie Friend training
  • Difference and Diversity workshops
  • Affect on the family when a member is in HMP
  • CBT and NLP workshops
  • Mental Health First Aid England MHFA

I’m fully insured, accredited with The National Counselling Society and I hold a current DRB certificate.