More About Me
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and practice integratively. This training allows me to adapt my way of working to ensure that your needs are being met.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am passionate about working both professionally and ethically and within this organisation's published Ethical Framework.
All of my certificates, membership information and the Ethical Framework referred to above are available to view during our sessions.
Having worked as part of a local NHS Hospital Based Counselling Service since 2017, I've had the privilege of working with lots of different people and issues when either patients or family members have been impacted by life altering or life limiting illnesses. I have also been involved in setting up and facilitating an Anxiety Management Group in this setting.
I have also been a volunteer for the Stroke Association, since 2016.
Prior to training as a Counsellor, I spent 14 years working in the Professional Services industry in Central London, first as an International Human Resources Consultant then as a Manager. This experience taught me a lot about myself and also the impact that stress (work related and other), anxiety and other mental health issues can have in the workplace. Additionally, I learnt the value of having a work life balance.
This understanding prompted me to take an Introductory course on Counselling and it was then that I found my passion for the professional but also empathic understanding of others as well as myself, ignited as I became aware of all the judgements and criticisms we face from ourselves and the world around us. I chose to continue the training and since qualifying have been keen to continue my learning through further professional training.