About Me

I counsel individuals and couples and I abide by the BACP code of ethics. I graduated from Bristol University with a Post Graduate Diploma in counselling in 1999, followed by an MSc in counselling research in 2000.

I am committed to ongoing Personal Development and have certificates in:

Couples Counselling from Rippon University
Psychosexual Studies from The Tavistock Centre for Relationship Therapy, London
Supervision from the University of Wales

I trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy and have undertaken parts 1 – 3 of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), which can be helpful in Post Traumatic Stress disorder. I have also trained in counselling Sexual Addiction.

Experiences

I work with people of all ages and walks of life, and have wide experience of presenting problems.

I have extensive experience working in the medical environment in GP surgeries, and my own private practice.

I am also currently employed to provide counselling services to staff of a children’s hospice and various dioceses and a theological college for clergy and their families.

I have previously directed a voluntary counselling service.

I have an ongoing interest in the spiritual / faith journey / unbelief, particularly how this changes with emotional upheaval and different life stages.  I have undertaken training in Ignatius Spiritual Accompaniment.