About

For as long as I can remember I have always had an acute regard for and interest in people. This led me initially to work as a teacher in secondary schools and also in adult education.

I have also worked in several mental health care settings. These were within Bexley NHS Oxleas Trust. Firstly on acute psychiatric wards and secondly on a secure unit for offenders with challenging behaviour.

I have also worked for 14 years as a counsellor at BCU Life Skills Centre in Bexleyheath. This is a small charity that offers long term counselling mostly for people with long term mental health difficulties.

Since 2005 I have worked in Private Practice with trainee counsellors as well as individual adults and couples. My specialist interests are working with adults and couples, trauma and relationships .

Education and status timeline

  • B Ed Degree in Education
  • Certificate Counselling PG
  • Diploma Counselling PG
  • Certificate Couples Counselling PG
  • Diploma Supervision PG
  • Landmark Education Snr Graduate
  • BACP Snr Accred Status 2014
  • NCS Snr Accred Status 2017

Counsellor training 

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Humanistic
  • CBT

Further trainings

  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional Analysis
  • LGBTQ
  • Complex trauma
  • PODS trauma
  • Internal Family Systems trauma
  • Sexual abuse

Professional body

I am a Senior Accredited member of The National Counselling Society and abide by their Code of Ethics.

I am client led which means that I work at your pace and according to your agenda. This means that whatever is going in for you, it can be accommodated into the work.