I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling gained at Bedford college and I have been awarded accreditation status through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means the BACP have endorsed and approved my practice as a safe, ethical and effective practitioner.
I originally started practising at a secondary school working with the 11 - 16 age group and in a charitable counselling agency with adults of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. This provided me with an excellent grounding in a variety of client presenting issues and ages, which was invaluable experience for me once I started out on my own. In 2016 I opened my private practice working from home, in a private counselling room separate from the main house, where I work with all ages from 11 years upwards.
As well as private clients I also work closely with a charity, supporting child victims of crime, counselling children and young people both pre and post trial. I am an affiliate counsellor for an Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) and through them I work with adults on a short term basis. I am experienced in working with short term clients, 4-6 sessions, and long term depending on the client's needs. Working with young people is so rewarding that I have returned to school counselling and now work once again as a therapist in a local secondary school. I also help out at a local charity as an Adult Carer support worker.