I counsel individuals, including children, young people and adults and have been doing so for more than thirteen years. In addition to talk therapy (mostly used by my adult clients) I also use art and role play. In addition, for those who are interested, I offer therapeutic play, and incorporate paint, clay, crafts, puppets or sand and small items for mini world creations. Children are very much drawn to me and my friendly nature. Adults find me patient, compassionate and down to earth.
I welcome children, young people and adults into my practice. I have a long history of working with children and young people in bereavement services, schools, community projects and charities. I am also experienced at working with adults on a wide range of issues, including: loss and bereavement, relationships, health and disability, self esteem, bullying, anger and childhood trauma.
As a person centred counsellor, I strive to provide a space where my clients feel respected and valued while they explore their challenges and other issues which hold them back from living the life they want. I believe counselling is a collaborative and creative process. I create a sense of equality and trust in the therapeutic relationship, whether this is for a few week or many month contract.
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Code of Ethics.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of East Anglia, 2000)
- Certificate in Counselling (University of East London, 1999)