For many years, I worked for an airline, working with and meeting people from many different cultures and countries – hugely fun but exhausting too! Having had very positive experiences of counselling in the past myself, I decided to take the plunge and so in 2006 I decided to embark on professional training as a counsellor. During my years of training (and post qualifying) as a therapeutic counsellor, I gained valuable experience working with several different organisations, such as Swindon & Wiltshire Drug and Alcohol Service (SWADS), Olive Branch Counselling and Dorothy House Hospice Care. Additionally, I have worked with Victim Support in supporting victims of crime, rape/sexual violence and domestic abuse.
To enhance my work, I continually update my skills by attending relevant training and workshops, I’m an Accredited Member of The British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethical framework.
At the heart of all of this is my aim, which is to work in my clients’ best interests with respect, honesty and integrity.
Qualifications & Core Training
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Adoption Support Work (through Barnardo’s)
Certificate Bereavement Support (Dorothy House Hospice Care)
Certificate Supporting Victims of Rape & Sexual violence (Victim Support)
Certificate Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse/Violence (Victim Support)
Certificate “Introduction to Animal-Assisted Interventions” (The Society For Companion Animal Studies)
I also hold an enhanced DBS Certificate