I am an integratively trained, warm and compassionate counsellor with over 11 years in practice, mostly with adults, covering a wide range of issues.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have trained to Diploma level in Couples Counselling and Certificate level in Psychosexual Therapy. I recently achieved a teaching qualification and now also teach Counselling studies at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
I spent many years working as a volunteer at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester; a well known local charitable organisation, helping those in need of a counselling service at a reduced rate, so I have worked extensively with a broad section of the local community.
I have a good understanding of the effects of addiction on families, and know well the principles of the Twelve- Step Programme.
I am person-centred at my core with a humanistic, integrative approach so that you - and what you need to explore - are central to the work we do. I will go at your pace, giving you the freedom to consider any aspect of your life and share your thoughts and feelings in confidence. I can help you with any sort of crisis or life changing event you might be experiencing in the present, or that you experienced in your past.
I believe that by making a good working relationship inside the counselling room, your interactions with others will be improved elsewhere in your life.