About me

My background is teaching music and education, including working with children with additional needs.

I have experience in bereavement counselling and provide one to one counselling at Longfield Hospice for adults who have been bereaved by the death of parents, partners, siblings and children.  My clients also include those with a life-limiting illness and carers of people who have Parkinson’s, Dementia and cancer.

I have worked with Southside Family Project, a family support charity, where many of my clients experienced domestic abuse, emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, attachment trauma and relational trauma.  Here I developed an interest in how emotional trauma can affect the body, which may lead to chronic illness and depression – the legacy of which is just starting to be recognised.

I respect diversity in our community and am climate aware.

I have an interest in developing my work with young adults and those who have experienced trauma. 

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”  Leonard Cohen

Please contact me if you would like help with any issues you relate to on my website…

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Counselling (Level 6), University of the West of England (UWE)

Essential Elements of Counselling Young People, University of the West of England (UWE) 

Certificate in Counselling, University of the West of England (UWE) 

MBACP (Accred) – I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Click Here for my MBACP profile

Continued Professional Development

Internal Family Systems for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction with Dr Richard Schwartz and Dr Frank Anderson

Integrative Trauma Treatment blending IFS, Sensorimotor, Mindfulness and Psychoeducation with Dr Janina Fisher

The Wisdom of the Body (Transforming Trauma and Attachment Wounds) – Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute with  Dr Pat Ogden

BACP Logo and Writing