“To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another”
Irvine D. Yalom
I have a passion for psychology, and personal development which started 30 years ago. Over this time I have had the privilege to be able to explore a number of areas of interest, these include yoga, meditation and dance.
My prior fascination and work in healing and alternative therapies led me to my interest in counselling. I studied and gained my CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and also completed the foundation course in bereavement, and spent two and a half years working in bereavement and loss for Cruse. I also worked as a care and support worker with people struggling with their mental health and people with learning disabilities and elders. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have professional developmental training in different areas.
I am a natural warm and caring person and I believe everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with meaningful relationships. No matter what we have been through, it’s my belief that we have the capacity to heal. For me, the most important qualities the therapist can offer are being there for the client, witnessing their story and offering a warm and non judgemental space.
I have worked extensively with loss and bereavement. I have also worked with sexual abuse, low self esteem, depression, anxiety, anger and relationship issues. Regardless of my experience, I am happy to work with whatever you bring to me and I welcome a diverse range of clients.