I am an experienced Counsellor and Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have been counselling individuals since 2001 in a wide range of settings including Bath University, Bath City College, a GP surgery, an Employee Assistance Programme and in Private Practice. I was also a Trustee of the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Before training as a counsellor I taught for 19 years in Secondary and Higher Education.
I see people with anxiety, depression, stress, work-related and health problems, relationship and family issues, bereavement, low self-esteem, personal and emotional distress.
I also see people whose lives may or may not be pressured by immediate problems but who are curious about, and wish to gain greater self-awareness through self-exploration and self-development.
The way we think about ourselves shapes our moods, emotions and behaviour to a significant extent. The sum of these thoughts and feelings profoundly influences our sense of self-worth and how we deal with life. Gaining a better understanding of yourself and the impact of emotional problems is key to making lasting changes and to resolving persistent or recurring distress.
Counselling is changing rapidly and I am particularly interested in the developing fields of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and the Neurobiology of Emotions. I have integrated aspects of all these approaches in my counselling practice and find them transformative in work with depression and anxiety, stress, negative thinking and low self-esteem.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling), an MA in Modern European Cultural History, a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education and a first degree in History and German.
I take part in continuous professional development and regular professional supervision for my clinical practice. I work in accordance with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of BACP.
If you would like to find out more about my practice, would like to make an appointment or ask any questions about counselling please ring or text me using the details below.
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have 15 years experience in training, education and management. I have worked at Bath Spa University, Wiltshire County Council, Wiltshire College and in the inner city areas of London, Bristol and Birmingham.
In addition I have particular experience working with loss of confidence and self esteem difficulties, the impact of bullying at home, school and the workplace and chronic, cumulative and subtle childhood trauma.
Who am I?
I am an Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My original training was in NHS Nursing (RGN 1982) and Midwifery (RM 1984) which although I no longer practice has given me a broad understanding of health issues. Since qualifying with a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Surrey University (1997) I have undertaken a number [...]