Since completing a Counselling diploma in 2005 I have worked with, children, young people and adults through a multi-agency community team. I gained a certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents in 2006 and completed a Humanistic Counselling degree in 2009. I am experienced in 1:1 counselling and family work. I also create and run workshops and groups, providing a style of coaching/therapy for issues such as low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, wellbeing and various personal growth and development courses. These programmes are always undertaken with consultation and negotiation with potential participants and are bespoke to the individual, family or group’s needs. I offer these sessions through a range of interventions such as music, creativity, sand tray, play, garden /nature therapy as well as discussion and feedback.
Counselling Diploma 2005
Certificate in Counselling Children & Adolescents
BA Hons Humanistic Counselling 2009
Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector 2010
Bereavement & loss
Working with Troubled Families
Safe Guarding Children
As part of the Diploma course in 2004 I started a placement with a Bereavement Group and continue to work closely with them to the present day, counselling children and adults through loss and running bereavement groups for children and young people. I also run training sessions for the organisation and have been Children’s Assessor since 2011.
Since completing the Counselling diploma course in 2005 I have worked with, children, young people and adults through a multi-agency community team and continue to run training sessions and groups within schools and the wider community.
In 2009 I developed my private practice which invites clients to use the counselling space to explore and gain understanding of their difficulties through traditional talking therapy with the opportunity to experience walking therapy, nature and creative interventions.
Presently I offer private 1:1 counselling, garden/nature, art and play therapy in Denmead and continue to counsel in the wider community.
Personal interests include a love of reading, walking, nature, gardening and cooking. Family, friends, mindfulness and listening to music are important elements in my life.
My personal interests have led me to develop aspects of them in my counselling practice, looking closely at relationships, our early years, life experiences and how we make sense of them. I often draw on creativity, such as sand tray, art or nature to help clients work through difficult areas, often without words which mean that the counselling experience is unique to individual needs.
Within the counselling relationship clients are invited to explore troubling issues without judgement and encouraged to find personal resolutions, by drawing on the often forgotten resources that make us so distinctly human. I believe we already have the answers within us and the power to bring about change. My work is to help people to recognise and trust this, so they can continue on their path, as a more confident and fully functioning, human being.