About Me

Why I became a counsellor

Hands reaching out and holding each other

I believe everyone has the ability to to live their best life. However I know from personal experience that there can be many challenges that get in the way of this.

Having benefited from counselling myself and found it a life-changing experience, I want to offer people  a safe, supportive, understanding space so that they can be heard and I can explore together with them how to overcome struggles and fulfil their potential. 

My experience

I have over five years experience supporting people to look more  closely at concerns about their current situation, addressing difficult  past experiences and gaining positive ways to manage their future  thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling  & Psychotherapy and attend regular supervision in line with  requirements.

I hold public liability & professional indemnity  insurance and have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. I am  registered with the ICO for data protection.

My qualifications

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and hold a Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (ABC Awards) and Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within  their ethical guidelines and legal requirements to ensure we will work  together in a safe and confidential relationship.

I have a BSC (First Class Honours) degree in Psychology (UCL).

About me

Playing a singing bowl for mindful meditation

I live in Chigwell with two cats and practice daily meditation and mindfulness including using singing bowls.

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over twenty years for  palliative care, dementia and mental health charities and understand the  pressures of maintaining a work/life balance, particularly for those in  helping professions.