I am a BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I have experience of working in the NHS, the Voluntary Sector and in Private Practice.
Over 15 years, I have helped all sorts of people deal with a wide range of the difficulties we humans experience.
I cut my teeth in this profession with an organisation that supports people who have Panic Attacks, Phobias, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Problems or Trauma.
At the University of Derby I counselled students on many issues - such as Bereavement, Stress and Suicidal Thoughts.
For a prevention of Domestic Abuse organisation, I took Women and Men who had been Perpetrators or Survivors of Domestic Abuse through an Intensive Evidence-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program.
I have also worked with Men, Women, Young People and Children on Anger Issues.
I have Counselled in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Services - helping people to change Addictive Behaviours and return to healthier Psychological and emotional stability.
I worked with a team in the NHS providing early intervention for children.
I became a Parenting Specialist, working with Parents who were experiencing difficulty in managing their Children's Behaviour or who wanted to change the way they themselves behaved towards their Children, in order to help their children overcome their difficulties. I also worked on Attachment Issues with Parents - helping them to overcome problems with bonding (for example, if Mum had suffered post-natal depression.)
I then widened my experience of children and young people's emotional and psychological issues by providing therapy for those with problems such as Phobias, OCD, Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Eating Problems or Suicidal Thoughts. Through this work I began to Specialise in Trauma work and I trained in EMDR.