My journey to becoming a counsellor began through my own personal experiences in my family where I realised the importance of people being listened to and feeling heard and valued. I began my work supporting parents, carers and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
In my experience working in children and family services I felt that people I supported benefited more when I was listening closely to their experiences of what they were finding difficult and what they thought would help them. This approach, I felt worked time and time again, and this embodied my belief in the person centred way of being.
I come from an art and design background and I am keen music listener and love dancing. I also enjoy singing and take part in a local community choir. Other ways I enjoy spending time are reading, watching films, walking in the country and swimming in the sea, when it is warm enough!
Qualifications and Experience
Foundation Degree in science in person centred counselling 2017 - 2019
MBCAP registered practitioner member for BACP 'British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy'
Cruse Bereavement counselling with adults, elderley and young people
YMCA Young people counselling ages 16-19
CPCAB Level 4 Integrative counselling year 1
CPCAB Level 2- 3 counselling
IPSEA Level 1-2 Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Six years experience of working in children and family services in special educational needs and disabilities in private and public sector
Areas of Specialism
Bereavement and loss
Autism in the family