About Me

About the Counselor

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

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

I offer relaxation/meditation and visualisation to music if a client is interested.

I voluntarily work (one day a week) with a charity in my local community, counselling people who cannot access private counselling.

A significant amount of my experience has been  working with victims and survivors of Domestic Violence (DV). I have 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.