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.