It was my own experience of receiving therapy that made me interested in becoming a counsellor myself. So I studied for a Postgraduate diploma in Counselling at the University of Birmingham, awarded in 2007, then went on to complete an MA in 2010. Before this I had worked as an archaeologist, and I am still involved in heritage management. I worked as a Counsellor at the NHS Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy Service in Wolverhampton from 2006 to 2011. I have practiced Tai Chi and meditation for many years, and find both very helpful in my work and my life.
My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling, but I now work in a more integrative style, incorporating other techniques as relevant to the needs of each client. In 2018 I started a psychotherapy training at the Karuna Institute in Devon, and in due course I will offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy as well as counselling.
I am committed to working ethically and in accordance with good practice. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and BACP Registered Member 048433. I have regular supervision which supports me in working with my clients and ensuring that our work continues to be in their best interests.