I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist having gained a Masters of Arts (MA) Degree in Clinical Counselling (graduated with distinction), from the University of Chester. This course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical guidelines and professional standards and I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice.
I am a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA), working towards professional accreditation. I am also registered with the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) following the completion of an approved certificate in online and telephone counselling in 2021.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
I am actively committed to my continuing professional development and I undertake regular training, supervision and workshops to broaden my knowledge and help my practice. Details of some of the additional training which I have undertaken can be found here.
I am a qualified accountant, having worked for a large city firm and therefore understand and am sensitive to the pressures of working in a demanding environment and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusivity.
"YOU CAN'T GO BACK AND CHANGE THE BEGINNING, BUT YOU CAN START WHERE YOU ARE AND CHANGE THE ENDING"
C. S. LEWIS
I have experience in supporting clients from many different backgrounds, at different stages of life, with a range of issues including:
ANXIETY, STRESS & PANIC
LOW MOOD & DEPRESSION
LOSS & BEREAVEMENT
TERMINAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSIS
COMPLEX ONGOING GRIEF
CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM
My academic research has focused on perinatal mental health and pregnancy loss and consequently I have a specific interest in this area of counselling including infertility, abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR, neonatal loss, post-natal depression and complex birth trauma.
As well as working in private practice, I work in a private fertility clinic, helping clients through the fertility journey of receiving donor sperm, eggs or embryos and dealing with loss.