My interest in counselling started after I began a six month placement working with clients suffering from ME ( chronic fatigue syndrome) MS (multiple sclerosis) Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Depression and those suffering from Terminal Illness. Whilst these clients physical needs were well taken care of, it became apparent that there was very little in the way of extra support for psychological Issues.
After my placement ended I starting work as a school nurse, working closely with a school counsellor at a secondary school, and
started a three year counselling course which incorporated CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic Theories.
In 2007 I moved to Hampshire from Oxford after a close family member developed Motor Neurone Disease. The experience of bereavement, caring and working with a terminally ill family member has enhanced my understanding and therefore enabled me to have greater empathy with clients I work with. I resumed my studies again, in Bournemouth choosing to study Integrative Counselling and completed
my Diploma in2014
l work integratively with different methods and theories tailored to suit as I believe we are all unique with individual needs.
I work from home in a pleasent comfortable room just away from the house in Barton On Sea.
l belong to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and therefore adhere to their strict code of ethics and conduct. This requires me to attend regular supervision and continue with my professional development.
I work with young adults and individuals and completed the BACP compentcies course .
Enhanced CRB (criminal records bureau)