ABOUT ME

I originally studied English Literature at university, followed by a career in finance. Whilst on an extended parenting career break I decided to follow a different career path. I retrained as a complementary therapist and as a practitioner to work with people with eating disorders, and later as a counsellor, a choice largely influenced by my own life experiences and my personal journey through counselling and healing.

I work with adult clients experiencing a wide range of issues in my private practice in Orpington, Kent and I also currently work with clients at a specialist counselling agency supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence and trauma. 

I have full public liability and indemnity insurance, an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate, and I practice under the ethical framework established by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This means that I am committed to working with you in a safe and professional way that empowers you to identify what choices you have available to you and what resources you already possess.

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Due to the complex nature of the issues that clients bring to counselling sessions, I am committed to continually improving my knowledge and skills through further educational training and CPD. 

Counselling Qualifications

 
 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Therapy (in progress)​

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling

  • Basic and Advanced Certificates in Online and Telephone Counselling

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • Diploma in Psychology

 

Further Professional Training / CPD 

  • How the Body Keeps the Score: Intensive Trauma Treatment

  • Working with Trauma: Somatic-Based Interventions

  • Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse: Hope For Healing

  • Working with Shame

  • Working with Dissociation in Clinical Practice

  • Working with Narcissistic Injuries and Neglect

  • Working with Gender Diverse Clients

  • Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

  • Working with Sibling Sexual Abuse

  • Practitioner Skills Training in Treating Eating Disorders

  • Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Using Mindfulness in Counselling

  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling Training