Areas of Expertise
I work as an integrative counsellor, utilising various theories and techniques in response to each individual client's needs.
These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and a Person-centred approach.
BIO: A little about me; I have a background working with families and children, originally training as a Nursery Nurse in 1990s. I have worked in various settings, including nurseries, children centres, hospital, healthcare and social care. I began my counselling journey whilst working with families and wishing to offer more therapeutic input to support children and families managing challenging situations. Since training I have volunteered at Basildon Mind and worked with young people through Open Door, Thurrock. Alongside my own private practice I currently work for The Priory Hospital.
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed us all to make alterations in our lives and has impacted on ways of working. In response I completed specific (recognised by ACTO) Online and Telephone Counselling training to support the move of counselling services to virtual platforms. During lockdown I am only offering online/phone sessions, but I hope to return to face to face sessions very soon.
I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society and individual member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I complete regular CPD training which has included working with anxiety and depression, child bereavement and impact of trauma on child development.
Practitioners Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Place2Be)
Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO recognised training via Counselling Tutor)
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems