About Me

I am an experienced counsellor working in private practice since 2008.

Alongside this I run courses on Biography Work, and have contributed to the Biographical Counselling training programme.  As well as my private practice I work as a family counsellor at Gloucester Counselling Service (GCS) as part of their child and family team. I also work at GCS as a couples counsellor, and deliver counselling training for the organisation. I have also been a Trustee for a charity for the last 2 years.

 

In 2012 I co-founded a therapy centre in Stourbridge, which offers a wide range of therapies for emotional, mental and physical support. This is my Stourbridge practice see more here:  http://www.elysiacentre.org/.

 

I see clients both in Stourbridge and Stroud, and am also available for Skype sessions.

 

I have a degree in Fine Art, which forms the backdrop for bringing creative tools into my work, and to understanding creative processes.

 

I am registered and accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and you can find me on The Counselling Directory.

 

I have an up to date certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), (formerly CRB) and am fully insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance and Professional Liability Insurance.

 

Primary Training:

 

Intermediate Skills in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice 2015
Foundation Level in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice 2013

Diploma in Biographical Counselling 2008
 

Additional Courses:

Positive Outcome for Dissociative Survivors (PODS) 2013

Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 2010

CRUSE Bereavement Care training 2007
Psychodrama Skills Training 2001 and 2003