I am a fully qualified pscyhotherapeutic counsellor working in Herefordshire.

My life has been eclectic and challenging. I was born in England and I’ve spent much of my life between the UK and South America.

I came to counselling after many years working in the humanitarian sector for the  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and  the British Red Cross. After working with people affected by disasters and conflict, I realised that I wanted to work with people therapeutically, and joined the NHS whilst retraining as a cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor.

I offer a space that helps you gain a clearer understanding of yourself, your experiences and your situation. I work in conventional therapy settings and in nature, inspired by the fact that we all have the power within us to live a life we love …

qualifications

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Sweet Track Counselling Services which offers a unique and encompassing approach to counselling with adults. I am also a qualified children’s play therapist with a Diploma in Children’s Counselling from Place2Be. Both awards are issued by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I  also hold a Post-grad in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies from the University of Reading.

I also teach accredited counselling skills to student counsellors from Sweet Track Counselling Services and I am a registered tutor with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

ethics and accountablity

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

As a Member of the BACP, my work is governed by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I hold an enhanced UK Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check so I can work with young and/or vulnerable people.