I have had a varied working life and held positions in both the public and private sectors: I worked in large business organisations for many years and also in local government for 15 years. I have also worked with small charities. My most rewarding experience was being involved with a group that helped young people at risk of being involved with crime. There were some real heartening breakthrough moments experienced when a young person literally turned their life around.
Amongst the charities I support is CentrePoint, which helps young people who have become homeless with improving their lives in all respects including housing, education and employment, holds a special place. Young people who have been disadvantaged and suffered hardship, need all the care, support and help available from the community and CentrePoint really helps to provide this.
I decided to become a Counsellor when I tried to understand and deal with my own issues through the help of therapy. I enjoy the challenges the work brings and being able to offer those who become clients my unconditional acceptance and support during the process of therapy. Therapy is not a one-way street, there are benefits for both the Counsellor and client, we can all learn a great deal about ourselves through the counselling relationship.
Qualifications and Training
I have been a practising Counsellor in Epsom for over six years and have worked in a variety of settings including NHS GP surgeries, schools and within counselling services.
I hold a primary qualification in:
– BSc in Integrative Counselling
In addition, I have completed other training including:
– Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– Certificate in Imago Couples Therapy
– Training in Mindfulness and Meditation
– Online Counselling Training
To keep my knowledge and skills up to date, I regularly attend training events relating to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
– Registered Member of British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MBACP)
Just so you know ……
As a Registered Member I abide by the Code of Ethics of the BACP. What does this mean for you the client? It means that whilst working together in the client / counsellor relationship you are assured that there is this protection for you and the ability to make complaints to the BACP, should this ever become necessary.