I have worked in mental health nursing, education and social care settings for a number of years, and have an understanding of the personal challenges individuals face on a daily basis.
On a personal level I have experienced a number of difficult situations in my life. For me these were bereavement, divorce, being a lone parent and redundancy.
Accessing counselling myself I am aware of how daunting it feels to let your defences down. The important thing to remember is therapy is all about you and you set the pace. Therapy gave me the opportunity to get a better understanding of myself, and to recognise that my challenges have strengthened and shaped me into the person I am today.
I am currently voluntarily involved with SCS Training & Therapy working with families.
Qualifications, Training and Membership
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adv Prof Dip Psych C)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS)
Post Graduate Cert Ed in Further Education
BA Hons in Social Policy
State Enrolled Nurse (SEN) Mental Health
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Childbirth (CHPC) with Holly Wincote Hypnotherapy
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attack - MindBody Breakthrough
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice - MindBody Breakthrough
Member of The National Counselling Society - MNCS (Accred)
Member of The National Hypnotherapy Society - MHS
As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and National Hypnotherapy Society I am bound by their Code of Ethics including receiving clinical supervision on a monthly basis. I am covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance and have an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate with clearing from the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)