I worked as a secondary school teacher and a connexions young people’s adviser before I trained as a counsellor/ psychotherapist.
I decided to be a counsellor for two main reasons. Firstly I had counselling myself and found it to be supportive, healing and liberating. I realised I would like to be able to offer support to others in this way.
Secondly I also enjoyed the 1-1 support I was able to offer in both of my previous jobs and realised that counselling would be a job that suited me.
I have previously therapeutically supported people at Nottingham Rape Crisis centre, The Quetzal project in Leicester and ISAS, Newark. In these roles I supported supporting male and female survivors of incest, childhood sexual abuse and other kinds of abuse and trauma.
I recently completed my MSc in person-centred and experiential psychotherapy and am now a fully qualified counsellor at band 7 level (MSc).
I have had my own busy private psychotherapy practice since September 2017. I have training and experience to support to people with many difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self care, life challenge’s, mental health difficulties, loss, trauma, dissociation and PTSD.