About Me

My early professional working years were spent as a General Nurse within both Hospital and the Community. I spent over twenty years as a Director running a Franchise, with responsibility for the Personnel Function, Sales and Business Development.

Much of my counselling experience has been in my Private Practice which I started in 2010. Since then I have worked for a variety of Counselling Services and Organisations. I have worked within Medical Sectors and Hospice Settings, Government Council Organisations, Primary Care Trust and Police. For several years I have facilitated a support group for Women Living with Secondary Breast Cancer for a National Charitable Organisation. My services have even been used to provide support following Television Programmes.

Alongside my Practice I work for a not-for-profit provider of Talking Therapies in the UK, funded by the NHS.

My theoretical approach

As an integrative practitioner I draw upon and offer a range of theoretical approaches which recognise one approach does not fit all.

My approach draws from and is based on Humanistic, Person Centred theories and is integrated with Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness strategies and techniques.

My aim to be sensitive to the cultural and ethnic origins of people’s religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and subject to its professional conduct.

Training and accreditation

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the regulatory body for counselling within the UK. I have also completed the following training:

  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip Couns)
  • Certificate in Counselling Huddersfield University
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from MCCBT
  • Registered General Nurse

The information contained within this website is for guidance and is not to be a substitute for professional help from a GP or other qualified health professional practitioner.