I am 48 and a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, working in an Integrative way, I adapt Therapeutic approaches, Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looking at the Individual person as a whole, mind, body, spirit and emotion. Building trust and rapport are very important to the relationship as this helps aid a solid foundation for the work we do together. I work with Adults and welcome clients from all ethnic and social backgrounds, Able bodied and disabled.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. I like the outdoors and walking the coastlines and Dartmoor. I enjoy charity work and have completed a sky dive and four half marathons. I enjoy listening to music and meditation. I am a spiritual person and have a natural Intuitive nature. I am very open to other people’s views and religions.
Why did I choose to become a counsellor?
I have always been a natural listener and through personal life experiences and challenges I wanted to be able to offer more to others. I felt the timing had to be right and when I embarked on training and personal therapy I could really see and feel how the impacts of self awareness changed my life. I was feeling passionate about applying this and putting it into practice as, I wanted to help others discover parts of themselves, that they felt where missing or by limited beliefs and pre conditioned ideas when they are struggling to find a direction. Sometimes we can be stuck and not feel there are options to change. Counselling has lead me to feel motivated and created a more positive, purposeful life.
Counselling to me is more than just a career I thrive on the ability to help people better their lives.
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling And Psychotherapy)
Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills